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 h  With  which  is  incorporated THE  NATION, of  Victoria, B. C,  VOL. II.  NELSON,  B.  C,   WEDNESDAY,    OCTOBER  12,. 1898.  NO.  14.  THE NELSON ECONQfUST.  Issued every Wednesday .at the city of Nelson^B. C.  D. M. Carlev ' Publisher  ��� SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  One Year to Canada and United States $2.00  .  . .'Tf paid in advance..; .,  1.50  .Onu Year to Great Britain '.  2.50  If paid in advance  2 00  Remit by-Express; Money Order,  Draft,  P. O.  Order,  or  Registered Letter.  "Correspondence on matters of general interest respectfully  solicited. '  Adrertisements of reputable character will be inserted  upon terms which will be made known on application. Only  articles of merit will be advertised in. these columns and the  interests of "readers will be carefully guarded against irresponsible persons and worthless articles.  EDITORIAL COMMENT.  The following is   taken  from   the   Victoria  Colonist of ft"recent date:  " It is said that Mr. Hewitt Bostock, M. P., the recognized  Liberal political boss of British Columbia, has undertaken  to finance the New Westminster Col'mb an, -sothat that paper will contiuue on its course. .. Looking at it. from a'busi-  ness standpoint, the Messrs^ Kennedy are to_be/,congratulated' on the arrangement.   They have -'-worked' hard to establish their business and  deserve  success, of which they  had attained a fair amount, when the labor of years was undone in an hour by the great fire.   Whether the country is  ...to'.be! congratulated on the new influence behind the Colu   -.  Man is.a debatable question.    It is well understood that Mr. ���  ^ Bostock's removal to British Columbia from England was .  for the purjDOse of obtaining political recognition, so that he "  might shine later on as a colonial statesman, and in this ef-:  fort he has so far/.been very successful. .It was not through  any special business or intellectual qualification that Mr.  Bostock hoped to,achieve his end, for he lias not.so far been ,  ' discovered in the possession of either.   But he is - largely  possessed of that   which the late   Hon; T. B. Humphreys  aptly described as ' influence of a metallic character,' and  this 'influence' directed into various channels under advice  of others, has up to date been productive; of satisfactory re- "  suits so far as Mr. Bostock's ambition  is  concerned, if not  f rom a financial point of view.   Is it an advantage to this  Province  for this young man to have a strong political  4 pull '   through   his    newspapers    and    the   'influence'  aforesaid?   Should there not be some less sordid ground for  preferment than the amount of a man's bank account ?   We  believe that the fii\st of these questions will be unanimously  answered in the negative  and that the  sentiment  of the  second will be endorsed by the great mass of citizens of the  Province, who are intelligent and independent   above the  average.   Still, the methods pursued by Mr. Bostock has secured for him a first place in influence so far as the Province is concerned with the Liberal government at Ottawa.  The recent judicial appointment proves  this conclusively.  It was a partizan; appointment, and while not acceptable to  the great majority of the bar, and to a very  large section of  the Liberals of the Province, yet it was made at the request  of Boss Bostock.    Having secured by the 'influence'  the  control of newspapers in Victoria,  Vancouver,  Westminster, Kamloops, and in several Kootenay and Yale towns,  and being prepared to advance the Liberal cause with these  ind any further expenditure of the 'influence' deemed necessary, Mr. Bostock has received that recognition from Ottawa which his ambition craves for, but  to which he is not  entitled on any higher ground than that of being a wealthy  man.   We do not question Mr. Bostock's right to do as he  pleases with his money, but we are .strongly of the opinion  that    the    end    sought    by     its     disbursement     is    not  in     the     best     interests      of   the   Province,     The    motive inducing it is not by any means a patriotic one or a  desire to aid in the advancement'of provincial interests, but  simply the purpose of self-aggrandizement. The Liberal-  Conservative party recognized the claims of British Columbia to'cabinet representation by "the appointment of Hon.  ;Col. Prior to a cabinet position, and the Liberal party must  sooner or later give this Province .cabinet recognition.  They have blundered and mismanaged and injured its interests so much since their unfortunate accession to office  that the dullest menfber of the government must see the  urgent necessity of a colleague in the cabinet having thorough acquaintance with-the Province's needs, and- the best  way to satisfy them. Mr. Bostock naturally wants this position. It would be another step towards the goal of his ambition. But would it be to the benefit of the Province to  have as its cabinet representative a man so little qualified  to fill the place? Decidedly not. Under the present condition of affairs, however, Mr. Bostock would be the man to receive the appointment, and the 'Hon. Hewitt Bostock", M.P.,  Minister of Mines, Ottawa, Canada,' would read well in the  London ��� Times,. and would to a certain extent give that  young man the desired prominence socially, and so far accomplish the desire that caused'his removal to the 'wild  and woolly west " of Canada. It, is greatly to the discredit  of the Liberal party that, it is possible for such a result to  "become an actual fact, for whatever political party citizens  may support, they certainly expect that known ability and  not wealth shall guide the leaders of the party in their selec-  ti on of men to 111 1 the trusted and responsible offices of ministers of the crown. If such a course had not been followed  in the past, notably by the Liberal-Conservative party, the  grand results which have been achieved in Canada within  the last generation would not yet be in evidence."  We are iree to   confess that we do   not altogether agree with the Colonist's statement of the  case..   That paper,appears to have 'fallen into  the  grievous error   of  attacking Mr.    Bostock  for conditions for which he, should in no wis��  be held responsible.. / Mr. Bostock as a distinct  personality is,jas. innocent of guile as the child  uri-"Orn,).hia/.rpany;';frienda,,i in  this Province  willbear  testimony/to.  this fact.    The blame  should ,be   placed   where it  properly   belongs,..  ; and that/ is   on  the shoulders of  the person  responsible  for  sending, Mr. Hewitt Bostock  out  into   an ? unsympathetic world with   uri-;  limited means���to be made the tool of   sharks  and/designing  men.    However,  as we  cannot  reach the source of the evil, we must   content  ourselves with administering medicines to stay  the progress of the disease, viz., counteract the  "influence"   of .Mr.    Bostock's   money.     The  gentleman   himself  must   not be   considered.*  XJiu'er any circumstances, The Economist does  not feel called upon to enter into .any   lengthy  defence  of Mr.   Bostock.    His "friend-,"  and  their name   is legion,   are especially   qualified  for such a task.  Mr. Hewitt Bostock's car-'-r���or rather  the career of his money1���in thi Pr v" ce reads  like a page from Sir Robert r^r.? ''Bit of a  Fool." The manner of his capture and subsequent captivity are known only to his trainers.  With his coming, however, it is known that a  great transformation scene was wrought in and  around Victoria. Mendicants bestrode horses,  and afforded ocular exemplification of the old  saying:    "Put a beggar on horseback and he'll  i-ideto the devil." . These'equestrian indigents  even ignored the obliging and sympathetic  pawnbrokers with whom they had been in  daily communication, while they galloped to  the very precipice' of Satan's dominions.  Paupers touched the geni and their clothes  became changed from things of "shreds and  patches" to broadcloth! Curbstone insurance  fakirs bloomed forth as Journalists; exiles got  lodging-houses, arid" briefless barristers got  briefs and prostituted the noble professsion of  letters by cribbing from'London periodicals  and writing themselves down "Journalists."  Hitherto, this Province had -struggled along  with a few newspaper men, hut with the advent of Mr. Bostock's money���not Mr. Bostock���a change "came over the scene. The  Victoria directory was hardly large enough to  print the narae3 of the "Journalists"' that  hovered around Mr. Bostock's money. The.  "Almighty Dollar" appeared to have an abiding faith in the power of the press. First the  Province���a weekly publication���was floated,  and so successful were some of the -promoters,  in courting the "Dollar" that others were induced to try their hands at the trick; and with  very fair success, it is said.1 The result, however, generally speaking, was disastrous to men  who engaged in printing business in a legitimate Way. They were forced to meet a competition that meant bankruptcy. .  Then Mr. Bostock's money became ambitious. It wanted to place its possessor in  Parliament. It suggested Mr. Bostock for the  nomination for Victoria and openly boasted  that it would make itself conspicuous during  the election if its owner were nominated. But  Mr. Bostock did not get that nomination, so  "The Almighty Dollar," as in duty bound,  fled to the mountains, where it was more  potent. The money, some are cruel euough to  say, placed Mr. Bostock in Parliament and  the buzzards who gathered around the young  Englishman felt that they had delivered the  soods.  Mr. Bostock's career in Parliament is another story. In the somewhat expressive  language of the west, he has not been a "howling" success as a legislator; but here again the  money appears to make its influence felt, and  we submit that this is no fault of Mr. Bostock.  He is not responsible for the influence exe* led  by his money. On the contrary, that gentleman ha3 honestly, we believe, endeavored to  divorce himself from the influence of his  money and   stand on his own bottom, but he  ���!f|  IS  10  ft  ';i  'II'"'  j- -  i'-U:  e  i \m  .1  ���;S.  ...  I  I  li  i  li  li  '���M  ���t  f!  '0  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  has met with only indifferent suceess in this  effort. At Ottawa, the muckworms hovered  about Mr. Bostock's money, just the same as  the..horde of "Journalists" who undertook to  galvanize its owner into a living, breathing  reality, in this Province. In other words "The  Almighty Dollar," had quite as great "influence" at Ottawa as it had in this Province.  That that "influence ha3 been for evil few will  .leny. ���. ������'.      , ��� ��� ���  The problem for  solution is, therefore,   how  is this   "influence" to   be  counteracted?    Mr.  Bostock's   days    as    a   Parliamentarian   are  numbered, but his supply   of money is said to  be inehaustible.    While   no   doubt   perfectly  honest  in his   business   dealings, here   where  his  career    has   been  closely scrutinized   he  would not be entrusted with the dangerous occupation of  adjusting that  strange   and 'in-..-,  genius device, known to chambermaids  as an  "Out-of-Sight" mouse-trap.    Nevertheless   his  money will be felt, and if he  permits designing men to use his wealth for illegitimate purposes, the disaster to honest-business pursuits  cannot be overestimated.    The time has come,  it appears to us, when this"���money'?', influence  must   be throttled.    If  Mr. Bostock's   friends  are interested in the publication of newspapers,  they snould   be compelled   to carry on  their  business in a legitmate manner.    They should  not be permitted to engage in such enterprises  to the disorganization of trade generally.    In  Nelson   we   are   practically beyond   the "influence" of this money power, for here the edict  has gone forth that we   will have no  more   of  Mr. Bostock or his filthy lucre,, but other places  may   not    be   so    fortunately    independent.  There are people who wOuld sell their chances  of eternal rest for "The Almighty Dollar," and  these   men are   permitted   to  exercise   rights  that should be held  only by men of integrity.  We reiterate   that we  do  not feel   badly disposed towards Mr. Bostock, but we do feel that  the time has come, when  he should either put  a limit   on his expenditures   or apply to   the  courts for the  appointment of a   trustworthy  guardian.    The better disposed class of British  Columbians are   growing tired of being   made  to stand   aside   to make room   for those  who  control the actions of "The Almighty Dollar."  The Ottawa Citizen believes that Mr. Sifton  is at the end of his tether. It says: "The  Laurier administration is anxious to unload  Hon. Clifford Sifton. He is booked to play  an engagement in the local house at Winnipeg vice Greenway, who is tired of the grind.  Now that Sifton, with the connivance of the  administration, has brought scandal and disgrace upon Canada and Canadians by his  shameful mal-administration of Yukon affairs,  the government thiiks it will quietly unload  him on Manitoba as an expiation of the irreparable injury he has done by his lack of  capacity and worse. That Mr. Siftcn has become a burden greater than any honest administration could bear, we admit, but the  government cannot atone for the misdeeds of  one of its members by coolly shelving him.  The people will hold the government responsible.    Mr. Sifton  entered   upon his   office as  minister of the interior with bright prospects.  He   had not been long  in office when the discovery of gold in   the Klondike  rendered his  department one of the moat prominent  in the  government.    The   eyes   of   the   world   were  turned upon Canada and the Yukon.    It was  the oppr rtu n i y of a lifetime for an honest and  capable minister to distinguish   himself  personally and do credit to the country by rising  to the occasion.    Mr. Sifton has done   neither.  His administration  of the gold   country has  been marked from the outset by  utter lack Of  wisdom   and   foresight;   and   latterly  by the  most deplorable disregard for  honosty on the  part of the political partisans he   pitchforked  into office, productive of a series of  scandals  that   have made   Canada   a   byword   and reproach   both   in   England   and   the   United  States.    He may be made leader of the' Manitoba   Liberals,   but  the   Laurier government  must bear the brunt  of the disclosures which  the promised investigation is certain to bring  ~tiD;1ijgb:iti^'  The Winnipeg Telegram believes there is one  point the people of the Canadian West might  make a note of in connection with that batch  of twenty-five Galicians who are coming to  them via New York. Being both ignorant  and without means, the American immigration authorities wc^e going to have them  shipped back to where they came from, until  it was discovered that they were booked  through to Canada. Then they were allowed  to come on. The United States would not  have this kind of settlers at any price, but  they have no objection to Canada having them  if she wants to Wh it is not good enough for  the United States ought not to be good enough  for us.    But Mr. Sifton thinks otherwise.  For downright sludge   it would be   hard to  beat the following from the Golden Era:  "The Ne i sosr Economist revives the story that Mr. Bos-  toc k is to lead the Liberal party in British Columbia in the  event of an election on party lines. This is evidently a  canard. Mr. Bostock was asked by Liberals all over the  Province to come forward as the leader of the party at the  late election, and while he would always be willing to sacrifice his own interests in the public good, it was considered  by his friends that he was doing such excellent service  where he was that it would be a mistake to abandon federal for Fi'ovincial politics. That view determined Mr. Bostock to remain where he is, and at the present time he has  no intention of entering Provincial politics."  We are not aware how much the Era gets  for blowing Mr. Bostock's horn ; the price  certainly should not be high. As for Mr.  Bostock desiring to lead the Provincial Government, no one would credit that gentleman  with pospessing so laudable an ambition, but  Mr. Bostock's money may be looking in that  direction, and it could accomplish a great deal.  Just now Hon. Joseph Martin is the leader in  fact, and while we do not entertain a very  high opinion of that gentleman, we must still  give him the credit of being too great a person  to follow a nonentity. Just fancy Mr.  Bostock "doing such excellent service"!  It is announced that Gordon Hunter, the  gifted Victoria barrister, has been offered the  gold commissionership of the Yukon. This  only proves that   the  Liberal   Government is  2��  convinced that affairs in the Yukon have been  badly administered, and they are determined  to retrace their steps if it be not too late.    We  have not  heard whether   Mr. Hunter will accept the appointment, but should he do so, it  will be a guarantee that there will be a change  in business all around.    He is a man of sterling integrity, and at the head of his profession  in the  Province.    His  administration   of af���  fairs pertaining   to his   office would be abol��y  reproach, and at the same time for the benefit  of all   concerned.    Mr. Hunter   irf too  good a  Liberal to   please   The  Economist,   but this  paper is hot  so hidebound in its C >nservative  inclinations as to withhold honor from whom  honor is due.  As we anticipated, Lieut-Governor Mclnnes  is receiving very chilly receptions   throughout  the country.    His   Honor   visited   Kamloops  recently to open  the exhibition  and th��  Sentinel  complains that the attendance  was not  large.    The  Standard   commenting on   this,  says:    "The   Sentinel, in its sublime wisdom,  censures our citizens 'for not attending on  the  opening  day of   the exhibition   as a   mark of  respect   to His   Honor, the   Lieut.-Governor,'  and adds, 'that   this is the   least that   might  have   been  expected   of every loyal   citizen.'  The people of Kamloops require no lecture on  loyalty from the Sentinel or any other  source,  They are  loyal   to their Queen and country,  and  devoted  to   British   institutions.     They  know what  respect is due to the Queen's representative and are prepared to show it at   all  times, but when the Queen's   representative so  far forgets himself as to UFe his high office for  political purposes, and become, as it were, the  ward heeler, as   did   Mr.  Mclnnes,   then the  people   are   not   to   blame   if  they     absent  themselves from public functions which he   is  attending.      If   the  Lieut.-Governor'B   reception in   Kamloops was  a   little chilly h�� has  nobody to blame for it but himself."  The following from the   B. C. Review, published in London, Eng., should interest Lieut.-  Governor Mclnnes as showing   in  what  estimation    he  is   held   by   the   outside   world:  "Provincial  politics   are at the  present moment in   a  most   unsavory   condition.     Th��  Lieutenant-Governor undoubtedly showed indecent haste in parting with his late  advisers,  and his action was as arbitrary in the first instance as it  was subsequently   foolish.    Why  he called  on Mr.   Beaven to form   a Government no one could satisfactorily explain, with  the exception possibly of his private secretary.  In order to justify his extraordinary  conduct  in the first instance h�� has seen fit to   publish  in  extenso the correspondence which   passed  between himself and Mr. Turner, Mr. Semlin,  the new Premier, and others.    Shorn of officii1 >  verbiage, these letters display much  person?,  rancor on the part of the representative of the  Crown, and it had been far better, in the public interest, that they   had not seen the light.  As to the real merits of the  whole case, little  good  could   be  gained   by discussing  it   at  present, but in  matters touching  dismissal of THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  )  Ministers, etc., these things should be; done  decently, arid .in order, and official correspondence of this kind should Jpe^kept out of print.  One of the nastiest, aspects of the whole affair  is the statement of Mr. Turner intone of his  letters that on June-l&th Mr. T: R. Mclnnes,^  son of the Lieutenant-Governor arid his private secretary,   told him that   the.Way out   of  . his difficulty was to give his -brother, Mr. --W\.-  B.. Mclnnes^ M. P.^a-Cabinet .position, and 4-&e\  ..latter would resign from4heDominion Parlia- .  -.v-ment  and bring- o^ed>Aone  or two ;oppositionX  vpembergi to^di^M^^urnex'sparty.    He adds  that Mr. '���W^SS-:Mcinn;es;: subsequently con? ���  firmed the prbpo!?itiQn,i   The /Lieu Wnarit-Gov^;  ernor, in a subsequent letter, charactefiie��ithe  suggestion   as   impertinent.    We would:, however, remark that   there is  no srrioke  without.....  -&e^::\:::-A,::^'.'.V^:'-A,   ���/.,i-v-0.:/,Y ;,;;/���/., \&'���''-'���  :~' f'i/$jfR   Rossi and   Miner,    a     self-constituted  auiQioritv?oncom4hejcial   matters, has   been  "y-^^kiri'g-'^seil^rj^iculous by   discussing   the  ���7^;n:i^at supply:pr��:blern   of the   Kootenay/^The  .'���' Jl^m^r:va8sum��Wthat''^\meab:'tiusi-he8s.   quite^s:  famous Richard  Brinsley Sheridan, 0f whom  Lord Byron wrote:  " Long shall we seek his likeness, long in vain,       ....,-. ..  And turn to all of him which may remain, "' "' ���- <Y*  Sighing that Nature formed but one such man,  And broke the die in moulding Sheridan !"  V He was author of "The School for Scandal"  and other plays; also the greatest orator of his  day,'or perhaps since. Tom Sheridan was a  son of Richard Brinsley Sheridan, and almost  ..aa-brilliarfi. as'his^lather. Tom' Sheridan left  no male 7Keitfs,:-..but . one   daughter   was   the  -mother of Earl Dufferiri arid   authoress, of the  beautiful. songV    "The  Ir^  ment.";   Every member of the gheiidan family  ^w^.s distiriguWed.for/genius, ar^ the Marquis  o&Dufferin inherited that gehiusT Lorol Av^  if The Economist is. not greatly mistaken was  born diifi i%- h i s tafher's terrn as tdovern or-  Gene^a% of Canada, and Canadians therefore  claim-him as one of themselves.      ' -       ^  ^e^t^ri%ive as that'of-I^>Burns &  Cte could   be  V, fin^ced^  ���'>-��� nop Sense of/Fuch a^jst op6s"a?l is weil-exposeoy^y1  >;-- the^Neison^'^rifeii-^e,   which' has gone   tb>some-  > .irouhle to/sepure the exact proportions. of /P.  ������;-:, B^ri^.&:rGoM,^^^���ss;    .-... ..:./v.." v-%.> / ���'" �����������,���.�����,;  ,', :-r. -::-'VThe.Jfmer'say.s.that 6x6' Wednesday -beef wfe;quoted in  "'SpokaneT by'-She sideat'5% and. 6 cents, and .that'E^-Burns ���'&������':  ':-'^t'Qmpa#;\yas charging on-that daite II'cents.   "The first/half  ;'������/��� ���of t)i^Miner's'statementinayibe correct,, but Burns & ..Company contradict the. second pai$.of.. >t;<-55hey are\w411ing>  "������ '���:��� 'h^WfiVe'r^thati 'anyone should- enter:;Ihejfteld against them  ������...���' and "gell Spokane ,.beef.   Assu'mTug." that the-.price of -beef in  '���-''���Spokahe was .six "cents, there' ypc��tld beCa further charge of  j.-i. -three%fen.tsad^ed.<).n account pf (iu'-ty and 57 cents per hun.  .      dre.d tor freight charges,'"so that the.SpbksQae.beef laid down' -  '��� vi'^n Rossraiud,.wouid'.jg6st a shade over 9;l-2 cent��,.pe.r pound.-..',  P.'B-urns. & rJd^hany'is "^filling tifeef, wholesale in Rossland  ,   /'^tVS cehts.^p^^.^p'6'uIid..^.This''yprobab���ly explains  why the"r  a.;;profitable;fleld'whichexists-.i\\. the hqad of the, Miner man  :.     has-h.o.t-been 6xpl9i'te'd:before by some* man with the neces-'.-,  ' '^��ary��ibQ,'8O0...,.a:he^'Y;'e��t^a/s'- to whether the .firm of^Burns &-  ���:..... ,-.COmp^ny is securing sin exorbitant profit on/their mea-t/can  be ��� found, in the prevailing prices^ paid/for meat by the rail-  '*������'' way cdntrajctors.   -In open- competition Burns & Company  . secured the meat contracts of the-G; P.. R.'ivbrk at 8 l-2,ajad  :'^r4.cen't's.---Tliis"''sh'6uldfaTrl^/^x the value of beef,   and  V /Uiere Cethvbe no great hardship., in the trade being required  to'pa/f froni a half to a quarter1 ofavQent more apound for  /beef that the competitive prices flxecL'1b."y railway contracts,-  r   There is also a/difficulty ihvthe ihatter of keeping up the  ...  supply ofbeef; in Kootenay, iii -that there is no surivounding-  country to ;,ch;aw ti.poht ah'd the experience of the past few^  ���f. years' in Kootenay. ;has not. disclosed   any -great- hardship"  W'iiichthe people Ifi'ave suffered at the hands pi P>v.Burns &  ... Company.   There   are/ .however, other objections   to   the  fairy"story: of the   beefeaters  champion in   Rossland..   It '  "'Svould probably take more than. ��100,000 to.compete.. withJP-  -..Burns���������'& Co.- Within the   past tew weeks this  firm .,has  "placed orders for 4500 head of cattle, for 10,'500 head of sheep,  and forj6,000 hog.s.---This order which  is to cover the. firm's  beef,.mutton and pork business during the winter, required  $350,000'to swing it'.   It is evident, therefore, that'the   man-  with the 6100,000-would be a trifle short."  . . The foregoing appears' -to be a straight  answer^ to the,, Boss land- Miner's wild: statement  that the meat business of this Province is a  gigantic    monopoly. ,   The   figures,   are   un-  . (ibuhtedly correct^ and were probably furnished with some one in* a position to speak  1 ith authority.  .- TIihe visit of the Earl of Ava to Nelson recalls the fact fhat he is a descendant of one of  the most distinguished families in Great  Britain.    His great great grandfather was the  The Nelson MJAher^taims' that it is ua inuch'  better pa per than the support^Of Nelsori   war-  rants,"and offers this as ah excuse for publishing the advertisement  of a   Toronto  depart-  ���imental   store .The other   papers   df   Nelson  were a lutle backward in making such a claim  on^behalf'-^f^evifefi^er so that paper'modestly  -^hmitsithe  evidence in its   own behalf.   The  Daily Mingris the   result <>f ah irisahe  desire  f^TJi^the piirt"o$:sf>uie one  w ho knew very little  -about?--the   undertaking, to   publish   a   daily  paper.. ��� .If i'tr contained^ the   ad vert isemeu is of  -every merchant.in  the city, it couId not   then  be mkde ..tt>: pay  diyidend-s.    As ic   is,   i't%e,-  * ceives^ &  fat-^.g^e^aier   volume" of   advertising  than it merits, for &o far it 0M been an/^ibom-  inatioia,, and-au   eyesore, ti% the. resi#ents^of  Nelson. "The merchants oi'thib cit^ are mosty  lirjeral-i d  their patronage ; of   newspapers, at..  least The Economist  ha8faiways found   them,  8r?and we are convinced' the Triftvine is ready  "t3Vgive corroborative testimony on   this pqkit.  The newspaper business should not be   placed  te-the  same plane as> the  occupation   of/the  blind   women  with   six   children  to support,  who play8 the hand organ on the street corner,  and tor7 whose   family   exchequer,   all %re expected to, con tribute.   It is a business proposition, and   the  paper  must  depend-upon its  V merit for support;    -If  commensurate   returns,  with the  expenditure, for  advertising   ber--not  forthcoming  why should  a merchant   be ex-  Tpected to throw  away his   naohejr?   Speaking  again for   The Economist,   we must  say   that  since its   inception, its advertising   patronage  has been far greater than it ever had reason to  expect, and to-day   the announcements . of all  the leading firms of  the city are tolbe found  in its   columns:;    Th��re   are   some /^merchants  who GandioMy confess that they cannot   afford  to advertise/meanihg of course th "A their business is   of such a character thai ?t 'wo-uld not  pay thetn to place   an   advertisement  in Thp:  Economist.    No   doubt   they   know their capacity   better   than  The  Economist, and  no  fault is found with   them on-,this   score.    If a  man cannot make money bymsing the  advertising   columns of  this   paper, we  would   not  complain if the public regarded us in the light  of a   highwayman or a confidence   man, who  takes your substance and gives you nothing in  return, if we solicited his advertisement. If  the Miner insists in publishing a daily paper  why should it expect the merchant who conducts his business on strictly business principles, : to pay for its folly? Why should it  set up a whine when the merchants in effect  say: "Your paper is no u^e to the city or our  business"?  There   are     certain     advertisements    The  Economist   wjll   not   publish.      This   paper  plainly states"* that   it   will only ^accept  advertisements of reputable character^; to this we  add,"nO annOuncements^pf department stores."  Tne  department store   is a curse   fco any city.  It disorganizes trade and properly comes within the term of "unfair competitioh,,.    But   we  do say,' if we ever   sank so   low as   to publish  the advertisement of onepf these concerns, no  amount! of intimidation   would make us withdraw it.;    The statement of the Miner that Mr.  Eaton was not solicited for the   advsrtisement  that appeard in that paper will not be believed  by any one.  The public   are cautioned   against  placing  any credence in the statements  now being circulated by  the   Vancouver Province   and the  Nelson~ Jfiiner,   to   the   effect  that Hon.   Mr.  Turneiywill abandon  the Provincial   political.  field and take up/his .���residence   in   England.  Mr. Turner: has-dehied   thi�� fabrication   over  his own signature, hut   those papers   insist on  reiterating the statement.^Surely Mr. Turner  should know more about his. own   affairs than  either of   the  two papers  mentioned.    It has  been known for some time that the ex-Premier  -would spend   some months   in England,   and  thVrefure   his   enemies    have construed   it to;  mean that Mr. Turner would abandon Provin^  cial politics.    Just what the reason is for this  nonsensical assertion does-not appear on the '  surface, but it may develop later on. ; >;^  A correspondent complains of certain matters that are said to be altogether too common  in Nelson. The Economist's mission is not to  regulate the domestic affairs of our citizens;  this paper deals only with matters of a public  character. For this reason we cannot give  publicity to the correspondence in question.  The large amount of improvement that is  now going on in Nelson business houses would  induce the belief that our merchants anticipate a large trade during the autumn and  winter seasons. Large gtocks are also arriving  daily.  It looks as if Joe Martin were getting even  with Hon. Clifford Sifton. Joe pla}rs the game  of politics much better than he does that  of draw poker.  The coming season promises to be one of  great enjoyment in Nelson. There is tui.^e  talk of turning the court house into a skating  rink.  I  ���IS  i ���   \  * i~  -lv  s  'e!  t  !;'  (i'f  'it?  i';  6  :;1  Trail Creek is again eoming to the front as  a business center. Vm  ���"!,������  ���5J1V  I*  Si  THE NEI^ON ECONOMIST.  Refanri g to the mica deposit at Tete Jaime  Cache, the, Winnipeg .Free Press says : "This  should stimulate the search for other mica  deposits .in, the Rockies, as such mines as  these mean fortunes for the lucky finders."  Word comes from Sophie mountain that the  men Working on the Wallaroo are making  fine progress in the sinking operations, the  shaft having reached a depth of 50 feet. In  all probability drifting rwillybegin;:,-at this  level. The prospects are good that this mine  will be taking out ore this winter. <r\  The New Deriver Ledge is a uthbrity for the  statement that about 150 feet of "tunnel will  be driven^on the Lost Tiger this winter; The;  'property is oh Silver mountain and is owned  by H. Clever. ��� In digging a ��� "place for the  cabin a new lead was uncovered, which; lis1 hot  surprising as the owner of the claim is one of  the most fortunate men Is the district.-  The receh t change ih the Vel vet has been o f  the most encouraging nature. ���In the north  drift.at the 165-foot level the full face of the  workings is. in high grade gold?copper pre  from which an aasay returned $60 in cold  *nd over 10 per cent, in copper. The ore is  % chalcopyrites mixed with quartz. There  *re 25 men at work. ^-^osslandj^r^i^  \ The Queen Bess mines are becoming great  >re producers, During the sleighing.������* season  >he management: of the Queen Bess expects- to  nake shipments at the rate of 400 tons per  nonih. A few; months shipping at this rate  ihould produce a moat encouraging dividend.  Fhe ore will-probably .go I to; /.the^ Scottish' Colonial Company's concentrator at Three  Forks*.     %..>.;��� --, s- .'i,,-.���,-.���.���..{*.������ :\'>>:y.-,w ������ ^m/*'.' -.-.u  !  As additional evidence that there has been  i break in the deal which was so hear consum-  Li' ��� ^^ I. * .,��� "   1     ���  nation between the Turner faction of the\h��  Ifcoi company and the British~America Corporation, the attorneys for' the Turner faction  |ia ve filed a'motion in ihel superior'' court for  ||efaait against the British America Corpora-  fion, Hon. C::-Mae��int6sh''aM;''Edwin'I)'ur^nty''  fn the case wherein damages" in the sum pf  ��780,000 are^ked for.: It is alleged that trie  iefendants   named have failed to answer  the  pmplaint in the case.  ��  The Melbourne (Australia) Leader confirms  e news received by cable of the funding of a  old nugget at Kahowna. It is des-  as being nearly fifteen inches long, five  j pches thick at its deepest part, weighs over  inety-five pounds, and almost pure gold. At  : oth ends of it there is oxidized iron, and in  bape it resembles a sickle head. The secret  |j/f the spot on which it was found haB,sajys the  || header, been carefully guarded, no one knowing the place except the miner who found it,  jjfnd the parish priest to whom the miner  {���fraught it. Taking the weight as reported  ainety-five pounds,) and $20 an ounce as  bout the average value of Australian gold,  lis nugget would be worth $22,800. A goodly  mount, but a very long way from being the  lost valuable gold hugget ever discovered.  Vccording to the Fort Steely Prospector,, the  extensive development   work  that has   been  done during the past years,on  Pyramid and  Alki creeks, and on the North Fork of the St.  Mary's river, has shown beyond   doubt  that  one of the, great mining centers of  East  Kootenay * III tm ��Stfebliehed in that neighborhood,  The mcei exfeSEidve  operators  there,  are  the  Pyramid" Kooteh:iy '"Co,      Capt. T. D<  Petty  Has had froth 30 to 40  men constantly , em-  ployed oh the claims owned by that company  and on each of   them   from   $500   to   $1QO0  worth of work has been done, while on several  four or five times that amount  has  been -ex*  pcnded in development work.     A large number of tunnels and drifts have been run ph the  various clainis. y The Cbmstpck .has, aj^od/  showing of mineral, and the largest  ledge or.....  vein.     JTHe mineral is1 copper and silver, with  some gold j and the pay streak   on  the  Com-  stock i��| hot less  than  12  feet wide, and of  extraordinary richness.    A fair sample across  the Vein.     The  Granite,   Washington    and  Milton claims are next most important;  they  all carry galena.and  copper sulphides;     We  learn that development work will be-con tinned   during  the  winter,  and   thai  contracts  have been let for several thousand feet,of tpn-  nels and drifts.  The biggest  financial sensation of  the  last  few days  is the  '���slump^ in De   Beers (South  Africa)   diamond  share^. v Just   why-    there  should   have been   a slump at  all   is on�� of  those things that nobody seems to k now much  about.    London advices Aare that opinions in  respect to it are as numerous as the  sands pn  the sea shore.    The  company   itself seems to.  be the only one thing or things connected with  the affair that has not lost its head.:   Whether;  its stock   goes  up or   whether,; it goes down,  seems to it  a matter of sublime indifferences  It has  issued one  statement,  and one only,  and that was to  effect that the production of  diamonds from the mi nee belonging to the D��  Beers con tin ueeEuninterri8p;tedly^ and the total  finils for 1898 are, up t%the,present, in^excess  of those for ; the corresponding period of last  year.    The production has been,��old ah��ad up  to the end of the present ye^r, /at prices which  insure to shareholders, the .payment of the 40  per cent, dividend which they have enjoyed^fpr  some years, and when the time comes fpr making a contract  fpr the sal�� of next year's production  it will probably  be^fojupdV that  the  company will  ask   for  and  obtain, a somewhat    higher    price    for     their    diamonds  It  should   be remembered  that the policy of  the De Beere Company has ;been to adapt its  production, ae far as it was possibl^for it to do  so, to the requirements  of the trad��, #nd   this i  policy, it says, will be adhered to in the future. .  The   directors of   the   company   ar��  of  the  opinion that the demand for diamonds in the  United States   and Cuba will   be largely  increased as soon as  affairs with,..Spain are all  settled.���Los Angeles Mining .Review*.  "������ The Congo group, on Red mountain, southeast of New Denver, is improving greatly with  work. Here is where, the, gre&t gold strike  was made some weeks  ago.     The  ledge  has  and the ore  body is  im  proving.     It carries principally Copper and  gold parties: returning  to New Denverr from  th�� property, who are in a position to know,  state that it very much resembles  the richest  ore of the Rosslandr camp.     On Monday last  W. F. Robertson, Provincial Mineralogist, returned to Goideii after an extended trip into  South East  Kootenay^     Mr.  Robertson    expresses himself las much pleased with thia dis-  ; trict, and prophesied for East Kootenay generally a   brilliant future. // During his' trip5  ^Mr,"�� RobertBon  visited  Dutch Creek^ Toby,;  Creek, No; 2 Creek and several others' in South n  ��� East   Kootenay^    In   the    Golden   lifining-  Division Bugaboo Creek, Spillimachene River  and its forks, Fifteen Mile. Creek  arid  mwy-1  others were visited. &. This part of East   Koo-  tenay is particularly very promising arid At is'K  only a  matter of a  very  short  time before  Canadian, English and  American  capital  is  bound to come pouring in.     The ore is   high  grade and there is.largequanitiea of it.     The  opinion;was alsoiexpressed that it would be a  yery easy matter to- build a good wsgoh   roid"  to the summit from Bugaboo Creek, in Golden  Mining ! Division^ thence  /down" into    West  Kootenay;     Mr.1 Robertson a^compahied by  H> G. Lowe, left^Golden on' Wednesday morning  for  Donald Mining Divisiorii^ wheri he  will make a thorough inspection of  the  Blaeberry- Bluewater, Bald   Mountain  and  other  rich mineral bearing   districts.���^rt^e   Koo^  Unay Miner,   /v;^ ���>'. :^r  The/lW^bycirning^ the issuance ipf Sxpifed  miners certificaltoahso as to date from the day  of expiration -is not sa well' unders1 toold- as it "  ought to $e. ilJhder the^. ?old law if one's  miner's certificate expired^for a sih^le &ty9 .all;  title to uncrown>grante<i-3 claims lapsed,   and'  /"  :l'l'  .rir  the, only  a new  All that is  mining  matter,  :I0f.xn�� prospectpr to; do was to  arid [relocate a such ground as ���:  loeatio^ ^Th;^ /'Sta:; qftes' "passed".'. {:.*:':i:!i;;  ;edithisi and now if one's ^  ^xptr&sr relief is' ^sstble^';"'-i:tVjl-"  nMMAo -f post in the orfice of   ^  noiice of intention to ad-  at th�� same  time to for-v  -  .ward to th��''-ttinister of 'mWes;^v;s^ate^ent:":6f.'"?"''  the Acts inrihe/^ case, l^companied^  ��� $5. t The minister; e>f Mines^thereupoh[issues a  new certificate dated back to the time that the  first certificate expired^ ^f; between the; time'  that the first cer^fibatelexpired and the time  that notice of intentiPnyt6^ apply^for relief is  posted, any .of the /applicant's property   has  been relocated, too remedy is possible.    On the  other   hand,   relocations   of  the   applioantV  ?'<.-; !i��  i,-*/  posted his notice of intent to apply for relief,  are not valid.    Another part of the law that  is little understood is Section 24 as amended.  This provides that if the assessment work   is  don�� on a claim within the year and the work  is not recorded during such period becaus�� of  oversight or otherwise, the holders ��f such  property shall be allowed a fuither extension  of 70 days in which to record the work* provided a fee of $10 is paid. This 30-day extension is hot allowed in which to do the work,  &s some suppose, but simply to record, and  the work must be done within the year as;  provided in the section beforeamended .���New  Denver Ledger. ��� THE NELSON ECONOMIST  NOTES AND COMMENTS.  The satirical and savage W. S. Gilbert once  wrote a parody on Hamlet that is full of point  and humor of the characteristic Gilbert kind.  Here is a specimen brick :  Opp,   Alas! I am betrothed. ,  Ros.   Betrothed ?   To whom ?  Oph.   To Hamlet.  Ros.   Oh! incomprehensible.  Thou lovest Hamlet ?  Oph. Now, I said not so���  I said we were betrothed,  Guild. " And what's he like ?  Oph. " Alike for no two seasons at a time.  Sometimes he's tall���sometimes he's very short���  Now with black hair���now with a flaxen wig���  Sometimes with an English accent���then a French���  Then English with a strong Provincial "burr."  Once an American and once a Jew���  But Danish never, take him how you will;  And, strange to say, whate'er his tongue may be,  Whether he's dark or flaxen���English���French���  Though we're in Denmark, A. D., ten���six���two���  He alway s dresses as King James the First!  Guild. Oh ! he is surely mad;  Oph.        , Well, there again    ..  Opinion is divided.   Some men hold      ',.  That he's the sanest far of all sane men������ - -  Some that he's really sane, but shamming mad���-.  ���   Some that lie's really mad, but shamming sane���  Some that he will be mad���some that he was���  Some that he couldn't be.   Buton the whole  (As far as 1 can make out what they mean)  The favorite theory's something like this���  Hamlet is idiotically sane,  With lucid intervals of lunacy.  We will probably never be able to comprehend the character of the Spanisi people.  Whyjthey should give the infamous Weyler an  ovation while they hoot at and jeer and even  threaten with personal violence Gen. Toral, is  something we cannot undeistand. Admirals  Cervera and Montojo, whose bravery and devotion to duty should cause them to be idolized  by their countrymen^ are to be court-martialed, and are so unpopular that they cannot  appear on the streets of Madrid without being  insulted and threatened. Blanco will un-  doubtedlv be received as a hero when he re-  turns. The Spanish conception of a hero  would make a first-class villain in ah American melodrama.  The Earl of Minto, the new Governor-  General of Canada, resides.for the greater part  of the year on his beautiful estate of Minto in  Roxburghsire. The family consists of three  girls and two boys. The Countess is very  popular among the cottagers on their estate,  giving prizes in money for the best stocked  and best kept garden. She sometimes accompanies the judges around the gardens and  causes some good-natured rivalry among the  cottagers. About fifteen minutes' walk from  Minto House, on the summit of Minton Crags,  stands Minto Castle, once a stronghold, in the  district. It was rebuilt in 1861. From the  upper windows you have a magnificent view  of the whole country for many miles around.  It contains in the upper apartment a museum,  collected by former earls and the present earl..  The crags are open to the public on Tuesdays  and Saturdays, and are largely taken advantage of for picnic parties by all the border  towns. The Countess, who is very good-looking, makes a charming hostess, and entertains  largely. Among the recent guests were the  Duke and Duchess of Portland, the Duchess of  Manchester,   and   the   Countess  of   Antrim.  The Countess of Minto is a sister of the  present Earl Grey. No doubt she and her  husband will.be as popular in Canada as they  are on their own estates.  Engagement rings sometimes have a curious  history. The following verses tell something  about a ring worn by Mary, who has immortalized in song and��tory:  Ma*y had alittlering,  'Twas given by her beau,  And everywhere that Mary went  The ring was sure to go.  She t)ok the ring with her one day -_.   .  Off to the seashore, where  She might display it to the girls  Who were all clustered there.  And when the girls all saw that ring  They made a great ado,  Exclaiming with one voice, " Has it  J list got round to you ?"  The plebiscite appears to have struck them  hard at the Dominion   capital.. A poet in the  Ruralville Rooster breaks forth  in the  following mournful verse :  I've drunk of you when foaming,  I've drunk of you when flat.  You've cost me some odd dollars,  But I never counted that.  (r I've met you with my comrades,  For many a happy year,  But now that you must leave me,  Farewell ! sarewell ! my beer !  Had they but left me cider,  Had they but left me wine,  Or aught tnat would replace you,  I would not now repine.  But prohibition's carried,  Ahd you will have to clear.  They'll stop your manufacture���  Farewell ! farewell ! my beer !  Alas that we must sever,  Alas that we must part;  To please the coffee drinkers ���.-'���������  Would break a camel's heart.       .  And it may.be forever, ; %     .  Or many a long, dry year.  That my parched throat will miss you���  Farewell! farewell! my beer!  Oh, surely it will happen  That something wil! be done        "^  .   To dodge the people's verdict,  And let thy spigot run ;  To think that kind Sir Wilfrid,  Broad Canada's Premier, .;.'/  Should doom thee to destruction-  Farewell! farewell! iny  beer !  It may not be in Ottawa,  It may not be in Perth,  But surely there's some happy spot  In al! this thirsty earth,  Where in a crystal goblet, *;.-..,,  'Mid joy and mirth and cheer,  Beyond the bourne of Canada,  I'll meet again, my beer.  The new type of 12-inch breech-loader which  Vickers, Sons & Maxim, Limited, are engaged  in making for the Vengeance and other ships  of our navy will be the most powerful weapon  of its calibre and weight yet constructed. The  new gun will be 41 feet 6 inches long, and its  tremendous hitting power is due to the burning of a 207-lb charge of cordite in a chamber  17 1-2 inches in diameter and 87 inches long.  The 850-lb projectile will leave the muzzle  with a velocity of 2,780 feet per second, and  an energy of 44,573 foot tons, or about 33 per  cent, more energy than is imparted to its projectile by our present 12-inch .naval gun,  which however, is only 37 feet long, and only  capable of a muzzle perforation of 36.8 in. of  wrought iron, the Vickers gun being equal to  the perforation of 9.1 in. more. The French  12-inch gun is 6 inches longer, and fires a pro  jectile weighing 643 lbs, with a muzzle velocity  and energy of 2,625 foot seconds and 30,750  foot-~tons respectively, or equal to a muzzle  perforation of 37.3 inches of wrought iron.  SHORT   STORIES.  The late Lord Collridge was speaking in the  House of Commons in support of women's  rights. One of his main arguments was that  there was no essential difference between the  masculine and feminine intellect. "For example," he said, "some of the most valuable  qualities of wheat is called the judicial genius,  sensibility, quickness, delicacy, are peculiarly  feminine." In reply Sergeant Dowse said:  "The argument of the honorable and learned  member, compendiously stated, amounts to  this: Because some judges are old women,  therefore all old women are fit to be judges.'���'  An English paper tells & story, of a man  who was attacked by inflammatory rheumatism, and was carefully nursed by his wife,  who was very devoted to him in spite of hiB  fault-finding disposition. His suffering caused  her to burst into tears sometimes as she sat by  his bedside. One day a friend of the invalid  came in and asked him "how he was getting  on. "Badly, badly!" he exclaimed, "and it's-  all my wife's fault." "Is it possible?" asked  the friend in surprise. "Yes. The -doctor  told me that damp places were bad for me;  and there that woman sits and cries just to  make the air moist in the room."  The famous donkey which was brought back  from the Soudan by the Australian volunteers  wno went there in 1885 has just died. That  donkey cost the country something like ��350,-  000; for that was the cost of the expedition  which resulted in nothing but the securing of  the donkey. Most of us have heard of the apt  and philosophic rejoinder of the late Sir  Henry Parkes, when somebody alluded to the  expense involved in securing the donkey for  the Sidney Zoo. "I'm sorry to aa}'," he said,  "that it isn't the only donkey that has cost us  ��350,000."  In a neighboring city lives a man who is  noted for his absent-mindedness. A recent  visitor from there declares this story is told  and believed among his neighbors:  "He was over at our house one evening when  a heavy rain set in and he was invited to stay  all jiight rather than take the drenching he  would get on the half-mile trip home. He accepted the invitation. Later, he took his hat  and stepped out of the house. In a short  time he came in again, bearing a bundle under  his arm.    He explained by saying:  " *I didn't want to give you folks too much  bother, and so I thought I would just get my  own nightshirt, and I have been over to the  house after it.'  "And there never was any indication in his  manner that he realized the ridiculousness of  the trip under the circumstances."  ��� li  m  til  :ti:  v. ��  e  SI  n*3.  .--*  r.  , i  'I*  ���'it  '"i  %\  "J  Jfr  l hi      ^  ll  t    .  4    L.  ltt.lu  pip. 'jf.  THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  t\  m.  Mf  'A  S|JA  |Scf  P  M  li:  ��(������ t  . <* ��lc  Pl"  ill!  IS 5"  w  I Ml. '  ft  it  I  II  Is.!  J*  til.  Mi  Efff  'HIP  I  'I*  I  I:  Li��,'t.  t:  If.  If  *  lift:  f  -it:-.  LOCAL AND  PROVINCIAL.  A Matter of Responsibility.  If W. A. Thurman, the popular tobacconist,  h^o a'^ic.ter air of-responsibility than, usual  these days, the circumstance can be attributed  to the fact that one morning last week he be-  cime the father of a little daughter. This is  the reason why The Economist staff are smoking the best brand of of cigars.  Distinguished Visitors.  Among   the   visitors   to   Nelson   this week  were several officers   connected with   the Merchants' Bank of Halifax.    They were Senator  McKeen, and Mr, Michael Dwyer, both directors (>f   the bank,   Halifax; W. M.   Botsford, of  the Vancouver branch; J. M. Smith, Rossland  branch;   and   several   other    gentleman    well  known in   Canada  commercial   and   banking-  circles.    The. visitors are   combining business  with pleasure,   and are  surprised at the  wonderful resources   and state of development   of  British   Columbia.      They   continued     their  journey Monday night.  Change  in  Time.  The following letter explains" itself :  Editor Economist.  Dear Sir:���With reference to new schedule  of Steamer Nelson.    The intention is.that service will shortly be. tri-weekly as shewn.    For  a week or so however she will perform a daily,  except Sunday, service    between* N"els n and  Kuskononk, leaving Nelson 7 a. m., returning  arrive 6:30 p. m., making connection at   Pilot  Bay with Str. Kokanee in both directions. She  will also make  connection with train   leaving  Nelson at 6:40 p. m.    Kindly  give local effect  to this in   your paper,   also give effect  to   the.  fact   that Steamer   Kokanee's Argenta service  from Kaslo will be discontinued after Oct. 14. ,  Yours Truly,  W. F. Anderson, T. P. A.  The Foundation Stone.  The foundation stone of the Church of Mary  Immaculate   was   laid   on  Sunday   afternoon  last by Bish p Daun.enville, assisted by   Rev.  Father Ferland, the Parish priest.    There was  a    large   attendance,    and     the   proceedings  throughout were impressive.     The site for the  new  edifice is at the corner of Mill and   Ward  street���one of the  most imposing in the  city,  and when   completed  the church   of St. Mary  Immaculate    will be but  second in   point  of  seating capacity, in   the interior of this Province, to that  of the R.   C.  Cathedral   at New  Westminster.      The     designs    aie    tho.<e   of  Architect   Curtis, and   are classic in   conception and detail.    The exterior is of the   Doric  type while   the interior   is of the Ionic   school  of architecture.    S'x columns, 21   feet hi^h, 2  feet, in diameter, and   supporting   an   artistic  pediment, will mark  the entrance, the   length  from  end to   end being   107   feet,   while   the  church proper will be 90x46 feet.    There   will  be three  aisles, and   from  floor to   ap��-x    will  measure 29 feet, with 14 Ionic columns  intervening.    Provision   has been made for   a bell  tower and a four dial clock, to  be surmounted  by a copper dome 10-J feet   high, and   capped  by a statue of the patron saint. The statue  will be lighted up by electricit}7, reflectors from  which will cast their rays upon the copper  dome with glistening effect. From street level  to summit will be 90 feet, and a seating capacity for 600 has been provided. Fifty-eight  dollars w-s collected on the platform in aid of  the bui]d;ii�� fund. "��� tt^V  A  Coming Event. ?  P'ossibly the   greatest musical event   of the  season  will be trie  recital   to be given   in the  Presbyterian   church, Thursday evening^Oct.  20,   by   Mr.   and   Mrs.   Edward   Lely,     The  Glasgow Evening   Times has   the following to  say of Mr. Lely ���:���...' ''���Those of us who have seen  Mr. Durward  Lely on  thelyrio  stage,, never  dreamt of  the versatility of  the, artist.    Last  night, in the pity-Hall he made his firpt  appearance in Glasgow in   a new... entertainment,  entitled 'Scottish Song  and Story,'   in  which  he   displayed   a   thorough   knowledge   of the  history of the hallads of his native land,   and  a capacity for  story telling which  to say the  least of it, fairly   took  the audience   by sur  prise.    Mr. Lely   is. assisted: by his charming  and accomplished   wife, who  besides playing  the   accompaniments, rendered variations   on  Scotch melodic?."   A fine programme has been  arranged for the Nelson entertainment, and is  as follows:   ������������-'. "'."���-���:  _ PROGRAMME.  ������PART I.  Piano���Sonata Opus 19.........................  (a���Frulingslaube.............:..... .....  Songs  -i b���Ouvre tres yeux bleus............  (c���La Serenata..".......................  Operatic Aria���"JLet me Like a Soldier Fall"  (Maori tana)'  Romanza���Adelaida..........."....... ...........  . Beethoven  ,. .Schubert  . .Massenet  ....... Tosti  ....... JBalfe  .Beethoven  .Schubert  TART II.  Piano���Impromptu in A Flat............. ......  ... TAnnie Liaurie..................  Three Scotch Songs^ Flow Gently Sweet Afton   (Bonnie Prince Charlie.   ("Savouraeen Dheelish.   Three Irish Songs^ The M-'et'mgof the Waters...-;-..  (The Minstrel Boy  .  n \y the Fountain Adams  Three English Ballads-! The Distant Shore  Sullivan  (Sally in Our Alley .Carey  Noble Five Annual Meeting.  The annual meeting of the Noble Five  Mining and  Milling   company,   was   held   at  the  office of the company in Spokane Wednesday  last.      J. D. Porter, vice-president of the company was in the chair and   there ^wer��   represented either in person or by   proxy,   872,860  shares   out   of a  total of  of   1,200,000.      The  directors presented a report showing  that   the  mine is one of the   best   equipped   in   British  Columbia   and      that   the treasury    contains  ample funds to carry out   the   extensive  plan  of development  inaugurated by   the    present  management.     Of this   plan   the    most   important features are two lone;  tunnel?,  one  of  which, now in 1,100 feet, is a crosscut   tunnel  to be run right through the   hill a   distance of  2,200 in all and the other is already in on   the  main lead 280 feet and is being driven   to  the  Surprise basin, a distance of 1,650 feet.   These  tunnels will get a depth of from  800 to   1,000  feet, on the two main leads and in the   meantime the upper claims are being developed  by  shorter tunnels.      The report of the   directors  was approved  and  adopted.      The   following  officers were elected for the coming year : 'President, James   Dunsmuir,   of Victoria,  B. C ;  vice-pres., J,. D. Porter, of Spokane;   directors,  J. D. McGuigan of Spokane, C. E. Pooley and  B. J. Holman, of Spokane.    The   past   twelve  months have witnessed a marked    change   in  the affairs of  the Noble  Five   company.      A  large shareholder remarked after the meeting:  "A year ago the mine seemed to have come to  a standstill,   but now,   thanks   to rapid  development work with   compressor   drills,, the  mine shows every promise of becoming one   of  the   great   silver   and   lead   producers of  the  country.      The     management     has     worked  quietly and effectively, making no loud   blow,  and not even taking the public into confidence,  but realizing the extent   of the   property the  he managers have taken the best expert and  engineering advice, and acting upon it, are  piutting into ������':. execution a system of development at once economical and comprehensive."  Citv   Council. >  V Mayor .Houston presided over the weekly  meeting of the City Council yesterday afternoon. Alderman Whalley was present -after  ah absence of-/sorne five months, during which  time he has been on the sick list. Aid. Hiilyer,  Madden and Malone were also in attendance.  The owners of property oh Hall Mines road;  petitioned for a sidewalk between Kootenay  and Stanley street. It was decided to lay a  four plank sidewalk.  A letter-was read from the ladies of the R.  G. church, asking the use of the fire hall from  the 24 to 28th Oct. for the purpose of holding  a bazaar. , The mayor objected, on the ground  that it would not be advisable to have the fire  apparatus removed. O ther religious denominations had been refused the nee of the hall,  and the council had before now decided that  it was not to be used for other purposes than  those for which it was intended.  Aid. Hiilyer���The ladies cannot get any  other place, and if they don't get this they  will be blocked in their arrangements.  The mayor���They- can get the hall of the  Hume hotel.  Aid. Hiilyer���-This is for a charitable purpose.  The mayor���-It   was  for a  charitable   purpose the Presbyterians wanted it too, and they  did not get  it.    The  Catholic  church   people  expect to make money out of the bazaar, and  they ought to pay for the use of a hall.  Aid Hiilyer���But they cannot get one.  The mayor���Oh, yes they can.  Aid. Whalley thought that if there'   was another   hall available   the bazaar   ought   to be  held there, especially as other   denominations  had been refused the use of the fire hall.  The mayor���It   is a  bad   principle  to   lay .  d >wn that the   fire  hall is available for   such  purposes.    The apparatus will have to  be put  out on the street and that is no place for it.  Aid. Hiilyer moved that   leave be granted.  Aid. Madden seconded the motion.  Aid.   Malone declined   to  vote, and  as   the  mayor did not on this occasion record   a vote,  the motion prevailed.  The mayor���It is a great mistake.  Allen Bros, were declared contractors for the  building of a store room adjoining the fireball,,  at $156, they to provide the material.  C  gRB53Elfig3Bg!3%ggg^^ THE NELSON ECONOMIST  DEALER  II  Dry Goods, Clothing, Boots and Shoes, Hats, Caps and Gents' Furni  Cheapest Place in the City  Next Bank of Montreal, NELSON, B. C.  Ask for  H.  "'"'"       ��� ���      Wagon wort and.B^acksmithing in all its Branches.  '���"  -Wesson "Blacksmith, po.  A.  PROSSER,  Manager. Lak�� St., Qppu C��urt Heuse.  tfE.LS.OM,  ������  "C":  AWD SOO-PACIFIC  LINE  DIRECT and SUPERIOR SERVICE  ROUTE  To Eastern and European points.   To Pacific  C��a��t", China, Japan,  and Australia points.  TOUKIST CARS  Models of comfort  Pass Revelstoke daily to   St.  Paul  Daily (except Wednesday) to   -  Eastern points ! ~  ,v.    **������ I  whett yoti order  matches. Then  you will be sure  of having the best.  r*r.  Lumber,  Lathrf-'^..  Shingles.  SAW  G". d.?B UC H A N AN,, Pro p ri etorv  Orders   Promptly''Filled   ahd|Sas^,& Doors  Satisfaction   Given.      NeYsotr   Mouldings,.  Ysrrd. Foot of Hendryx Street. |Turn��d, W*rk/  JOHN kA  CjULStJ8?aASSULjUUl.!  t.\  CON W ECTIOWS:  To RosslandVhd main line points :  "Daily Dall7  6:40p:m. leares ���NELSON-arrives 10:30p.m.,  Kootenay Lake���Kaslo Route.'   Str.  Kokane*  Ex Sun'- -- Ex. Sun.  4 p-i'm.'-'leaves ��� NELSON ��� arrives :.. 11 &.va.\  Kootenay'River''Rbute.Stx.- Nelson:  Mondars. Wednesdays and Fridays. -  7am     leaves ���NELSON ��� arrifes 6:30 p. m.  Make* ' onuection at PilotBayWith strKokanee  -iriboijrdirections. Fteamers on their-respective  "-"rdifff���-�����'call at.principal landings in both  di-  -rset'O-ns, and at other points when signalled,-  E  fo^s^ertain rates and full information -from:  ''n%areWlOca,Lag'ent or from GEO. S. BEER; City  ^W*MkftVm���jv, .��- C J. HAMILTON,  -A-geavfi. N_e.Lson, 15."-C.::v/j:,-;.:, .-.:     ���     '    ;   ..     .' ������ ���  rismithirtg  ���&!l  E.;!(v <*py I  W. F. Andersdn,>?---��,-���,���..  '  Tra-Ycl-ling-Bass,. Ageh^   "v{;im��t..TPa����. Agent  Nelstf'ri, Bv-C.     ;. r,v . V��nc��UTe,r jB.C.  AND  rig  Heading  Josephine, ��tree&. ~  Ncls��n.  ... -V��.�� i ��� *���  rfT'--.,,  Near Rhair'Ho^Vvfctofia Street- Nelain  -lifcl  -jtt-  LOCAL A&0 "PRpVIMCIAL.    ���?���  John McKane^of Rosalind, was  in tEe.ci*t3|;  this week-.. - ,'������:������:������*:.-������'.-�����;'������������?   .-.���;.���'_.. -  Fred Irvine 13 recovering frpm.h'i%t.s.ttAck:-pf;,  typhoid fever.  ;.b usih ess- trip. ''vV'V-;-.^- ^ xf -��� 'rv;^.'v0:^-  Lillie Bros. Jiaye movec^into their new^store.  in' Beers, block. ������'-:::':<��--?���...:. ;:i  '--���;��� \. .  Capt. and Mrs. ;Buncan have gone to  Eng--  . land on a yisit. - . / vT ^       ������  -    M. Ben Briray & Co. ar^nb^  their new. quarters in the.Bke^"bloc^^:},:'^/"- :';���  ���   . Mrs. McDonald,  wife of.V'Wg A^jKcDpfalxl,-'  'Q. C., is reeoving from.a severe illness.'  kane last^M^  Ro^a^nd.;   MrJ:-andi. Mrs>'fe"u>ens& will "re  side ^"Ro��sland;;'. " :'\s���-.&' v:.;.-.......';.'.  .���:M?R. Smitb, & Co., of Victdria, are "said to  .-���;:ha ve the best dftfrB^;o��;home'' hiatoiactured  ;;^oods in the m^ti.building'of the   New West-  H; R/Cameron'has gone'u> to Sl^^  of biscuit-in yiewl  ':? During^^he  month : of  September   the' ore',  fehipm^h^^bm ^'Batidon were:    Payrie, i',/710'  ton^,:-.Ruth,    ;430,     Sloean.   ,-Star      420,-  iLast    Chance   240',' .Sovereign    40^' Treasure  ^ault 40^Miller 20, Wonderful .6.   .From the  ���Alamo conceatratfer:    Alamo 21Q tons,  Idaho  tJP, Cumberland 20: '^'    ;:.   ;.    '���'">���':���"    ':j*':: .  1( cation  'for   his   hack,  opppsi^^thg^Nelson^  House. \-.. ���   -.   ^-;-'���' ......-^ - >�����%%���  ^^J.;HugoRoss, of Fox :&-Ross, mining.  *M:J  'ihvestmerit "brokers, Toronto, was.ih   th'ecity  '. this week.      .    ''    >;  ������'���-.���'*''. Vv..  .���O'Kell & Morris, Victoria* haw a.:mftg^'i^r  cent display- of home manufactured, goods at  the New WeBtmiriSter fair,    : -^^.,:.':;  The Lawrence Hardware Co: wiir heT^after >  be found in their new "block  on Baker street,  next-door to the old stand.  Rob'ti ^nce has -resigned as^ guard a;t���'_.. the  Provincial, gaol. There is said tp:be;:aV.lit;-\*  friction among the guards attJiatvjh8titution^.;  . Miss : Sadie; Simpson  was married in   Spo-  YMIR^,  V* t'lC  .. -    ...       . -.- ������..-.....,.,   v. ���-.= ---..    ,-1-Dr. Spencer, of Rraritford, Ont.,-.'Superinten-  Charlie Nelson, has establisheS^ of British Qolumbia missions, will preach  speak at 11 o'clock m themori-iing, 3:80 in the  -afternoon .and 7:30 iir the evening:,  a^so every  nio-ht next week-and .'following  Sunday.    Dr."  Spencer is  a  very   able'speaker and   will no  doubt attract a large congregation. *     .  ^ The Winnipeg Commercial re:>o��ts "the-  British-Columbia ma/ket this week as follows:  '!Jobbers have been trying to get-^c more for  butter^tp, meet the advance east, but they do  not seem'able to-get the price up, and quota-  tfons are the same as" last week. Eggs unchanged but firm. Cheese is still selling by  jobbers at llcj though new stock wou/d cost  ��� l:lp laid down here. Market is therefore firm.-  vBeef-and mutton areic higher, lard ^c lower." -  ;.. (-SAecial CorrespbA^ei^oTTftE-E.QONO^risT)  .'  "The Win&i.Miner ;S^;.o'fian|ei;.handb, A.  Louth^^ F.-Q:j&'::��:?'biv^.'*oSgb> the  plant^^W--.1 lieyeMbat.Mf*: LK^o^:;;With his  many   years'- ���o��...5ournWl^ in  ���Africa will run an up-to-d^telm'T^ing,paper.  Some'very,rhj^h grade g^lenaljs being mined  at the . 250 ���foot'.le^r of .>he -Dundee   mine.  ���Thi&^)ropertyr'is ra4>i^3^C-on��igg to> the front,  andj^o^ider it: or% lioae  ^e\  foreit wiirbe' 'a. regular sh^  A:"large-:number."of our eftizensrwent to the  the. .fruit fair.     '"���"���'���-Vj   /"J"*^;-    .^/,     .   : -  There are rumorsv^afloat that the railroad  com painy-* will build another depot at the old  end of the town, the idea being to sell lots in  thai vicinity. Railroads-'do ���many funny  things,"and there may be" some truth in the  report. :'   "  The editor -of a paper in Nevada has taken  to the hills in the hope of saving his life, as  the result of his getting the reports of a cattle  show and a concert mixed up. The spicy  article in question, when in his paper, read:  "The' conceru given by six of Carson Sink  Lake's most beautiful young ladies was highly-appreciated. They sang in a m-t chining manner, winning the plaudits of the  audience, who pronounced them the finest  herd oT) short-horns- in the countrv. A few  are of a rich, brov/n color| h�� , the majority  are spotted brown and white. Several of the  heifers are able bodied, clean limbed animals,  and promise to.be good milkers."  HI  1  ��"  'l>:  e  , e \  .�� ta.  -:    ci  t   ���*    .��� ^-L.|  'n  IP-  !|4        :  ' 1  'I .'  I1'  11/  e  4  Wr3f  b.tt At. IB  H  5 *  'I  1  I'f'  \f\  I "if  HFltS  Ms  \w  H**ir IS*  L  Si r  8 s 4  !  Ml  j  f  i  i-  if M *���  ? Li  Ml  sir  ill!  I  fill,  K  J ft.  it  Nt  'I1  i  5  ,  J."  i  8  ^.; In praq&hiofe^i* est&eiMp��*e&rial ea&  $pon before Bishop Tnifc axd Dean Stfen-;  toy a candidate for priest's orders grew*  &erv uur^os sw��4 ���;.--��t^jnme^d,-'-''.I will  ;4rif e;^^ e^pre^t^o^ i^t*,_$wp---tJae  reoBT��r^Hi aa4 th��^ ��ncoaTert��d.'*.  ,;,; This prov-ea\|a�� much fierce bishop's  jpaae of humor, and he exclaimed, "I  Shast&�� eir, m there are only ftwo of ba>  jfoa fcja&Wfer t��yjwhich tomhlcb,������  .jBtteaer sew?   It'* ala&b9* tm' hoar pasi  ���my time, aad I'�� Awfoily aongryf,  , j�� Knaplpyerr-.H^ngry?, Wei$, m I rwomdei  iff anybody ever 'eaw such 'a fjree&j koy.  &ere yon have  been   licking envelope*  &&& poei|^��.tajsjip(i all the forenoon  ;jreifc yow gj^yQa* of - fee&jp �� huttgry  .ffteareon'* Weekly.  ,of  Superior to ajiy Sweetened JTJIk on the Tlarket.:  ^��cfcmmende^  by Physicians.    'Manufactured  and Guaranteed -^TFI^MANf^BA"'DAIRY  L?id.  P, :*J^ '^I^SSEIJU^"Wholesale rAmt���  >��"'."f - ,v r--  ~: JLplaas ^n&wkvi^^fl^i^.l^%^ie-'  al ftame of which if J^yi^npnia *yTye*-  trfe'.i iind-;^whiGh,;haj ih* pfEwmliar. property wken .ffie^id'jpf ��� ^��iiipoTarily &*%.  i&ali��i���� ��h�� lejnew'��f ^ teaW���� reigirdji  eweet and bi$ten��EJii2t0�� while eonr ajajft  " "1 "" $bM��  Sindeoe claim ihftt the gta&fe Is em  4e4etoeSLake  To preserve t^ie health the medical profession  **reuna.nini.ous in declaring that Joy*a Br��aal-L  els.are esseiitiali .lEnjoy good health, and u��eJ  Joy's Brkad.  Certificeto of irnproy^rnente.  "Gold.IsIa^d'Vmineral.claiih' situate in the  JNTelsoTi Mining" Division of west Mootenay  District.  v Where located:���Two milesnea-st of Ymir.  ���^ Take notice that I,.Walter Askew, Free Miner's Certificate No. 2,630 A, for myRelf, and  acting as ag:ent'for-W..G.-r-Forrester, -Free Miner's Certificate No; 98,36V and Charles W."  A mould, Free, Mi.ner's.CertificateNo; 2,629 A;  intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to  apply to the-Mining.R.ecorder for a certificate  of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining  a crown grant of the above .claim  And further take notice that .action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the is^-  W. J. QUINLANv Dw D,5.  . - D'eNTIST ~  Mara Block, - " Baker Street, Nelao*  Special attention given to crown and bridge  wark and the' painless' extraction of teeth by  ocal ajteathetics.  QEOl L: LENNOX  BARRISTER and SOLICITOR  tAW, OFFICE :  Baker. 3treet, Nelsen  FOR  -��� I e>   .  suance of such certificate of improvements.  ept<  WAiiTEB Askew.  pr  Dated this 37th day of September, 1898.  GOOI* BATH  SMOOTH   SHAVE  AND HAIRCUT  AS  YOU  IJKE  IT, GO  ^TO THE  LAND REGISTRY ACT.  In the matter of an application for & du-  Slicate of certificate of title to lot 1 (one),  lock. 10 (ten), town of-Nelson, notice is hereby gi.ven that it is my intention at the expiration .of one month-from- the first publication  hereof, to issue a duplicate of the certificate of  John Roper Hull to the above lands, dated  the 10th day of March, 189 (, and numbered  15,950a. -'���'���-��������� ,    ;  8.Y. WOOTTON,  Registrar-General.  Land. Registry Office,  . Victor ia, B. C, 13th September, 1898.  Telephone 93 Fop  ELSdN   EXPRESS  i wo doors east of the Post Office.  WV J. Morrison, Prop.  WANTS D.  -StgkQifl  Of��poeito Central   Fruit   Store  On Baker Street, rooms suitable for. Photographic Studio. Apply, with particulars, to  "Photo," Economist Office.  CERTIFSCATE OF   laSPROVEfiiE^TS.  - - " Hillside " mineral c-clalm, situate la the  Nelson Mining Division of West.Kootenay District. .-- -,   ��� '': T   -  .. Where located r-rOn-the east side of Glveout  creek, and is the; eastern "extenBion of the  ���'* Bodie " claim, on Toad Mountain.  Take notice that-I/A. G. Gamble, Free Miner's  Certifloate Ko. 13592. A, -agent for Edward  James Bulmer. Free Miner's .Certiiicate' No.  20639 A, intend, sixty dayfr after date hereof, to  apply to the Mining Recorder for *���-certificate  of improvements,, for vthe purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the above claim.  /And further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the issu  ance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this ioth day of September, 1898.       ..  A. G. GAMBLE/Ageht.,  ���^nrTHEN you buy ���. -  YV OKELL'��&MOBB8S  rves@j  you get what are pure British Columbia*        Are absolutely the  fruit and sugar, and your money is left at PUREST AND BEST.  home.  re.  Tfteo.  Largest Tent and Airaing Factory in  British Colnmbia.  ������t��> &K6*mM&tiMW*tttr&9949^0g^wmi\$teQ* o> Mf����r��( SuppBlee  J     K*        -       1  in hij -" i  f ii" ������tfaiwii���*-  i  COMriANDINQ ATTENTION  isi* simply ^  inatter  of t>eing  -well, dresseid.  Those who wear garments  cut and tailored by lis will receive all the attention a well  dressed man ^deserves. v.  -Our winter suits of- Harris  Hoxne$puns are marvels of  good quality, good style and  good workmanship- The  value is great.  f  will you roast over a hot cooking stbye  this  warm weather when we dan 6u  with .a coal .oil stove wMeh- Will save your .temper.i as,/ well as  your pocket ?    You can do anything with them.  Werhave also a fine line of.house furnishings on hand.  Patron ae Bo me Industry  -FRQFI* VOUR KROGER.  i^^-i^^ THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  All Ab*at 81��[��e��.  Don't put away shoes fin a dirty condi.*  tion. Wipe them, dress them and store  them in an airy closet.  Don't place shoes against a heater after  coming in from the rain.  Don't wear shoes that will not  permit  the ��-reat,toe.$P lie in a straight line.  - Don't wear a ehoe that is  tiffht any-]  ���'where.    ���.:,..���  UL Don't wear m ihee so large that it slips  an.the heeL, ���  '; Don'.t wear the top ef a boot tight, as It  interferes with the action of the calf mua-.  cles, makes, one walk awkwardly and  causes the ankle to swelL  Don't fail, to wipe shoes with soft dressing at least onee.a week.  Don't wear a. shoe that has commenced  to run over. . Have the heel straightened  at once and finished on the worn edges  with a row of .tiny nails.'  Don't economize on footwear. A good  ehoe is a cheap shoe.  Silled Mia Sentiment. ,  A newspaper correspondent sit < the  battle of Atbara tells a good story about  a couple of Scotchmen. He was walking softly about the camp so as not te  disturb the sleepers on the night before  the.fight when he overheard a, scnti-  ttiental Seaforth highlander say to a  ' comrade: '."...-.  61 Ah, Tarn, how many thousands  there are at home across the sea thinking o' us the niche. "  \* Right, 'Sandy, " replied hie chuxa,  "and hovr many millions there are that  don't care a d���n, Go to slee& yom  fool."  And silence fell upon thai come? mi  *iie square.  Proof off ft,  *'I suppose Saxey and Slim* aro feoth  truthful men?".  4' A bsoliitely so. Neither of them ii  capable of making a misstatement of  2act.   Why?"  "Oh, I just heard them calling ��beh  other liars.' * ���Detroit Free Press.  Of the eggs exported from Russia to  other parts of Europe 25 per cent are  broken or have to be thrown away he-  fore  they get: Into the  hands of con  sumers.  In the  public schools of  English   language   iffl  feaught by law-  Notice of Application  to  Purckaa�� Land.  Sixty days after date I intand to apply to the  Thief Commissioner of Lands and Works for  X>ermission to purchase the following described  unsurreyed and unreserved land, vis.: Beginning at a post set on the south bank of Kootenay River about 2% miles-west of Nelson, arid  marked "E. C. Arthur's Northeast Corner,"  thence south forty chains, thenae west forty  chains, theuce north forty chains more or less  to the Kootenay river, thenee east, following  the meanderings of the Kootenay river, to the  point of beginning, containing one hundred  and sixty acres more or less.  July 30,1898. E. C. Arthur.  CERTIFICATE OF IRSPROVEKIEHTS.  "Second Relief" mineral claim, situate in  the Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay  District.  Where located : North fork of Salmon River,  about twelve miles from Erie.  Take notice that I, John A. Coryell, as agent  for J. A. Finch, Free Miner's Certificate No.  1674A, intend, sixty days from the date hereof,  to apply to th��f iftfning recorder for a certificate of Itflprove'ments, for the purpose, of obtaining, a Grown Grant of the above claim.  . And further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 9th day of August, J898.  Johx A, Coryell, Agent.  CERTIFICATE OP l&PglOVS&SERf&  '��� Grand Union " mineral claim, situate In  the Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay  District.  Where located : North fork of Salmon River,  about twelve miles from Erie.  Take notice that I, John A. Coryell, as agent  for R. K. Neill, Free Miner's Certificate No.  4948A, intend, sixty days from the date hereof,  to apply to the mining recorder for a certificate i  ��f improvements, for the purpose of obtaining  & crown grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the is-  nuance. of such certificate of.improvements.  Dated this 9th day of August 3898.  John A. Cobyell, agent.  CERTIFICATE OF IBS PROVE IB SEATS.  "Big Bump" mineral claim, situate in the  Selson Mining Division of West Kootenay District.  Where located : Salmon River, North Fork,  about twelve miles from Erie.  Take notice that I, John<A. Coryell,' as agent  for the Big Bump Gold Mining; Company, Free  Miner's Certificate No'.' 1308IA, intend, sixty  days from the date hereof, to"apply to, the mining recorder for a certificate of improvements,  for the purpose of obtaining a. crown' grant of  the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the issuance Of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 9th day of August, 1898.  John A. Coryell, agent.  .  CERTIFICATE OF IBS PROWEHKRT3.  ������'���'" Relief. Fraction "miners.!;claim, situate in  the Nelsoft Miming Division of West Kootemay  District.  Whar��. located :] North fork of Saline* River,  abaut twalva miles from Erie. .  Tak�� netice that I, Jahn A. Coryell, as agent  for "R. K. Neill, Free Miner's CrrtiflcaU No.  4948A, iri tend,sixty days from tha date hereef,'  to apply to the mining recorder for a certificate of improvements, for tha. purpose of obtaining: a crown grant af tha above claim.  .And further take notice that action, undar  section 37, must be commenced^ before tha issuance of such certificate of improvements.  .  Dated this Otk day .of. August, 1898..  ... John A. Coryell, agent.  CERTIFICATE OF IRiPROVEUERTS.  "Star Shine" mineral claim, situate in the  Nelson Mining Divisien of West Kooteaay district.  . Where located : North fork of Salmon River,  about "twelve miles-from .Erie. ���  . Take notice that I, John A. Coryell, as agent  for R; K. Neill, free miner's certificate No.  4948A, intend, sixty days from the date hereof,  to apply to tha mining -recorder for a certit-  .cate.of Improvements, for the purpose of eb-  talning a crovrn grant of ta'e above claim.  ��� And further .take notice that action, undar  ���action 37, must be commenced- befare the issuance of such certificate of imprevaraarits.  Dated this 9th day ef August, 1898.  John A; Cory��ll, agent.  CERTIFICATE QP, IMPRaVEHEBTS.  " Canadian Queen'.' mineral claira,situate in  the Nelson MiningDivision of West.Kootenav  district.-.'- v  " ������'.'.  Where located -.North Fork of Salmon River,  about two miles from Brie,  Take notice that I, John A. Coryell,"as agent  for W. F. Mitchell, Free Miner's' Certificate Ne.'  8S478 A, E. M. Ingram, Free Miner's Certificate  Ne. No. 5292'.A, and A. B. Ingram, Free Minor's  Certificate/No. 883$ A, intend sixty days from  ihe date hereof, to apply to tho Mining Recorder  fqr'a certiflcateof improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crewn grant of the above  claim. ���������.'.'������  And further take notice that action, under  section S7, must be commenced 'before the issuance of such certificate ef improvements.  Dated this 5th day of September, 18ft.  John A. Cory��ll.  T.'S. Go*��.        H. Uurnkt.        J. H. McGaBGea  .iURNETICO,,  ProvlaciaB  arad   Dominies  Laad Surveyors aad GivlS engineers.  4ffeeic for Obtaining,  Crewn   Gtracts aa<S ��� At*-'  ���tract ��S Tlile to Mineral Claims, ����.'  -.'-  Urttlsh G��8umG��la*  Optician mi Watchmaker,  cKillop   Block,   Baker   street.  All work guaranteed.  antic Steamship Tickets.  To and from European points via Canadian  and American linos. Apply for sailing dates,  rates, tiokets and full information to any C. P.  Rv. agent or ;  C. S. BEER,  C. P.  R- Agent, Holson.  W    . STITT, ��&n    ��.   S. Agt., Winnipeg-  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  eat Merchants i  HEAD OFFICE: Nelson, B. C.  .    BRANCHES AT  Land Surveyor,  pp. Custom House, Nelson, B. C*  ROSSL^ND TRAIL NELSON KASLO  SANDON THREE FORKS SLOGAN CITY  <%ri  West Kootenay Butcher Co  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS IN  FRESH AND SALT MEATS.  Gamps supplied on shortest notice an& lowest prices.  Mail orders receive careful attention.  .   Nothing bnt fresh and wholesome meats and supplies  kept in stock.  L C TRAVES, Manager.  XXT^ want ,to enlighttn owr  ^ ^ little world about us in  regard to Wall Paper Buying. \\?c  want you to. know that right here  you will find the Choicest, Cheapest  and C heeriest patterns. Buy no -  where till you ,have looked about  you enough to see what we ar��  showing. .We don't want you to  buy from only examining our stock  but we want you to see other stocks  and; know the  superi- (~\^^ ^^  i-witv of "���-'._���   v/iirSi  prity of  t  t  i ...       ���'  Corner Baker and: Stanley" Sts:?'N.elspn.  ']#'���  ��  m  -'4  ��� -��  >m-  ���'J f -  ��� ty'M ���  '!.?;������  il  if/  �������� *  i  m  /������iff  H  iy laay s,   uremo Hoa  's Complexion, etc.  We have just received a large shipment and are selling them at  bargain prices.    Call and see them at  Opposite Queen's Hotel  Agents for Manitoba Produce Company, Gold Drop Flour,  Wheat Manna, Manitoba Grain Co., M. R. Smith oi.Co's  Biscuits, Etc.  . O. Box 498.  e  Wtr8��MAm  huj�� j.,,4. ���-���!!, J17 ,ij...iij- ��������������� j > a .���.v.aivT-,-'US!S.,.'.<,i- f.lJh^tTBnvBitt T7Kti!^���7~r' " " " " ��"T" t "-T" ��� ��� ���'"������Ji| ��� " " 'vr"<" �����"    fn. <fr  mm Hi  Hi!  HI  .5:f!'  S, .t"   :  si  it  f,,f;lf.  TO  - hi  If  U:!  i  HI!  $���  iff  ft  1  s  s;  I  $  M  wi  te>tVr  TUtts  I  S5  m  I  lir  i  i*  f-SfcS  !f  !lf  ;4  ���������if  Si  I  I!  10  THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  -?.<..  ��.*. .  ARISTOCKATIC GIBLS  THEIR WAYS  IN  THE STREET, SHOP,  CAR AND RESTAURANT.  " answered  the  student  I can't imagine any-  8f��&s by Walck They Can Be I>iatflns^isb-  <a>& From Their Sisters When Vbey Go  JLbr&md. ��� The Views of a Profsmional  Student of Mnnanra ICattare.  Three men sat in a Fifth avenue restaurant tho other day watching the women  who passed. For a longtime not a comment, was made, but finally a woman  passed who loosened their tongues.  4' By Jove!   ; At last a really aristocratic  girl has appeared on the  scene," said the  ��� Oldest of the three, a  man who  earns his  living by making femininearid masculine  studies.   . In other words, he writes books  that deal entirely with men and women.  "Oh, I've seen loads of  'cem go by since  -   we've been  sittinghere,"said  the  stout  bachelor who goes in for bodily comfort.  " No, you   haven't," retorted  the i third  man, a cadaverous chap witha philosophic  Sura of mind.   " Youonlythink that they  ��������� are aristocratic; girls;." }    > *  .:-, \ ���   ~:  4'Don't I know an aristocratic girl when  I see one?" asked the comfortable looking  bachelor in.a slightly irritated voice."I'm  supposed to move in that class, and I ought  to be able to spot her when I see her by  this time, for I'm turning down the years  pretty rapidly now."  "Aristocratic girls are riot confined to  ���way one set or class fortunately in this  country;" remarked the writer of books.  "In fact, there Is only one aristocracy in  America, and that is an aristocracy of the  intellect: The child" of the slums, by virtue of her brain, mar become aii aristocrat. Mind you, I would hot discount  blue blood. The saying is as true as it is  . old that blood will tell."  "Now, how in the name of common  sense can you tell an aristocratic girl���-  well, say in the street? Do you look to see  if she wears a badge of the Holland Dames  or Colonial Dames or Daughters of the  ��� Bevolution?"  "By Jove, no,  of human nature  thing more plebeian than advertising one's  aristocracy :by   means   of    buttons   and  ' badges.^   Real  aristocracy  is   an  essence  . and  makes itself  felt wherever it exists.  You ask how I tell ah   aristocratic girl in  ' the street..   First of all, 6he is slender and  graceful. . She may grow stout with years  and  high living, mind .you,.but while  a  girl she remains, slender," and no matter if  she gets fat enough to make her eligible  for a dime  museum   freak   her   ankles,  wrists and neck always remain trim, just  the _same   as . they. ;do   in   thoroughbred  horses, you   know. ' The aristocratic girl  walks with a manner.    What do  I   mean  by that?    She holds her head  up because  she knows that she is as good as the best,  and she lits her feet from the ground with  a slight spring at the knee.    You never  see an aristocratic girl shuffling along.   It  isn't necessary for all of her features to be  regular and delicately cut, but  her  ears  must be small   and dainty, her eyes must  be expressive, her mouth innocent looking  and, above all, her hair fine.   Did you ever  see a really aristocratic girl with beadlike  ��yes and jutelike hair?   No; because there  isn't any.  A girl may be able to date back  40 grandfathers, but if her eyes are wholly  inexpressive and her hair coarse and   unmanageable a common strain has crept in  somewhere.    Emerson   says,   you   know,  that every man is a quotation from all his  ancestors.    Of course in merely passing a  girl in the street it is impossible to tuke in  her features at a glance, but that does not  hinder-one from   picking out  the  aristocratic ones.    In the first  place, there is  a  presence about her that says as plainly as  words, ' I am an aristocratic girl.' She always dresses near enough in the prevailing  style not to attract attention, and she never wears anything that grates on the artistic eye.    Her hands are  carefully gloved,  and she could no more wear a common, ill  fitting shoe than she could go barefooted.  She  takes  proper care of her person, her  whole carriage  is  that  of  gentility and  grace, and you can't mistake her.  "Did you ever study a car full of women, not aristocratic women, and watch the  effect of the entrance of an aristocratic  girl upon them? No? Try it some day.  They can't take their eyes from her.  Their  faces are filled with idle curiosity, which  always marks the vulgar, while her countenance is cheerful and her manner just  what it would be if she was entering a  drawing room. She never squeezes or  shoves or crowds people to get into a seat  the second it is vacated. She doesn't have  to, anyway, for nine times out of ten she  has one given her. If the conductor forgets to stop at her street, she doesn 't grow  angry oyer such a trifle, and if she has a  companion she converses in a low, well  modulated mellow voice. When you can  hear a woman's conversation not intended  for you in a street car, even when seated  next to her, she fs not aristocratic.  " The aristocratic girl  shows up best in  a restaurant or public dining room.    I've  watched her in restaurants frequehted almost exclusively by women shoppers, arid  I've  studied  her in the  swellest  dining  rooms in the city.    If she does the ordering, she orders a few things that  go well  together.    She may have only a quarter to  spend on her luncheon, including her tip  for the waitGr,  but  she  does  not order  some  sweets and ari  ice cream  soda or a  bottle of  beer.    She  calls for thin  bread  and butter and a cup of chocolate or tea,  eats it daintily and departs. If she is mors  fortunate    in   this    world's   goods   and  chances  to  be dicing with a party, how  her good breeding shows up I  How easy it  is  to pick out  this aristocratic  girl from  the throng of material  minded  women  about her J - She is never captious or jeal-  OU8; she is never eager or impetuous about:  trifles. Trifles do not bother her.  She does  not allow herself to grow angry under any  circumstances  in   public.    She  does  not  talk  about  the affairs of her family or ���  those of her neighbors?    She uses simple  language, speaks directly and gently and ;  takes  care not  to talk about rope  in the '  house:"df.;a man  that has   been  hanged. :  Many people really believe that an aristocratic  girl   is one who is overbearing/- in  her temper or habits, a proud or haughty  person:    Such aristocrats are mere posers.  Only an aristocratic girl can look charming while  eating.    She may have  a very  healthy appetite  arid enjoy a gpod meal,  but she takes  her food with1 such daintiness and w ithout - comment, so  that she  leaves you with the  idea that she merely  eats   to   keep   body  and   soul   together.  Haven't you seen a woman dining with a  party of men arid women in  a restaurant  show spite   because some one else was receivingmore attention?    The" aristocratic  girlnever xLbes.that.  She sihipiycannot [be  slighted.    She is never jealous;.ofher dignity because she always possesses it-fully,  and she  believes��"that ��� on ly 16ysr\ people can  be slighted.    She is always amused at any  one who attempts to snub her, and, while  ahe is  too generous to say such  a thing,  fihe pities the 7 person who  makes  the a&t-  tenipt. "���New York Sun.  Mow to Moid Up Skirts,  It is the  easiest way in  the world  tc  hold up the skirts, and the woman physician who recommends  it  knows, because  all her clothes are made to be  held up Id  that way in a case of necessity.   She is th��  one woman in New York perhaps who has  the courage to wear what is considered an  absolutely hygienic dress.   Every garment  hangs from  the  shoulders, "buttoned uj  in the back just like a baby's," tho doctoi  says.    Nothing fits  tightly at the waist,  and the fullness of the front of the gown  is gathered or plaited  at the waist, where  there is a band a  little pointed, to avoid  that straight   line across the waist which  is so ugly and inartistic.  The doctor wears  her skirts of a length which do not require  holding up, "but if I do care to hold them  up an inch or two, "she says with a laugh,  "why, it is the easiest thing in the world.  See!"    That "see" is not slang, for at the  same  moment  she   illustrates  her   skirt  raising methods, raising her shoulders an  inch  or two, and  every skirt  goes with  them.    It may not be pretty, but that motion is one among others recommended foi  developing the muscles of the neck, giving  a beautiful roundness of contour which is  necessarily for  beauty and a foundation  for a reasonable  plumpness, so there are  other advantages in it.  The doctor carries her ideas of a hygienie  dress further than this, for her walking  boots are of the most approved pattern,  with low heels and wide, flat toes. The  necks of her gowns are in keeping with  the rest of it, no stiff collar or even high  collar around her  throat, but little turn  back collars which give perfect freedom to  ��very muscle. It" is all very becoming to  the doctor, but it is not every woman who  would have such courage of convictions.���  New York Times.  Ho Sisjrns of Serious Advaneeo,  One of the 6how places  in  town  its the  corridor and parlors of a fashionable hotel  from half past   7   to  8  o'clock, when the  large dirlng rooms of the  same  hotel are  receiving and  delivering their diners.    A  spectator froni another city, however, who'  loitered there recently for a first visit, declares that the sight was anything but inspiring. ��   ' * I  was  never;''she  says,, "so  Impressed with the fact that the animal in  humanity  is still   very large as   when I  watched men  and women  going  in  and  coming out   from  dinner.    Many of the  faces were cross  and  discontented.    Evidently their owners were hungry and not  taking any pains  to rise above it.  ; But it  was. much worse  after dinner.    I  really  looked hard for a refined, high  bred face  which carried an expression  beyond that  of having satisfied animal longings.    Most  of the diners were flushed with overeating  if not with wine.    More than one acted as  if a lingering bit of the dinner was still in  the mouth, and some���this in a very high )  class hotel and one supposedly frequented j  by persons of good manners���-stopped at a !  little table, which the proprietor has? had j  the good taste to partly conceal by a tall ]  palm, and calmly picked put a toothpick !  from a holder.    Perhaps I expected  too '��� j  much, but it seemed to me  it was a good !  place for a woman  to  be ashamed of her;  sex.    The young  women were  vain and)  forward, and  the  old women  were over-;  dressed and greatly lacking in refinement.'  The type  of men   I saw there was  not a  lofty one either, and altogether there,was!  little to encourage In. vhe Ghserrar sf Els  kind the belief that our social civilization  has made serious advances. "���New York  . X*ost.  L i   .i       i "  Wsy to -Test Oriental Rnjfe*  In buying an oriental -jug one can disK  ' eliminate between the imitation arid, genuine, not  by the color or! ^flatter^n, rw;hich  may be copied, but by a careful exairiina-  tion to see if each stitch isi ��riotted.^;If;the  stitch  is  knotted: arid it is impossible to  pull   it out, the  rug is genuine Turkish j'  whether the wrap; is "cotton or wool, but p'f  one can pull the stitch but it is iiriitatio!vL._>  no matter how closely color arid pattern  follow the original.    The manner of testing the quality of the rug is as follows:  A live coal  is dropped on the rug and allowed to  burri  a little.    When  it  is removed, a���'; yellowish mark will be left.    If  this can be  brushed off with the  fingers,  leaving the original colors unaltered, it ia  a sure proof of the genuineness of the rug.  li.is necessary, however,, for one to be a  cbriridisseur iii rugs in order to  be able to  discriminate between the qualitlesrpf rugs v  of various coiiritries c.and to understand  the age of the rug from  the intensity;: of  tfife luster;    Some of  the  rugs'which find .  their way here have been damaged^ but so  .  skillfully restored that  to  the eye of ihe  uninitiated they seerriin perfect coridition.  Many of these have  been  cropped-to re-. .  ioaoye-sigris of wear, which reduces riot  only the richness and v depth of the pile/  but affects the durability of;.the rug as  well.    Damaged spots  are also frequently;  touched up with water, colors and a" fin��  brush, a deception easily discovered if thf  tolors are wiped  over with a soft cloth,  jomewhat    moistened. ��� S&n   Francisco  Clirbiiicle.'' :.���������  -���-������' i  TOTAL DAILY CAPACITY, S.200 BBLS.  ���.���-V,  1  ������ ���;������ S  * �� ���.-  ���% |  \  ���  . ���.   ��  ��� ���,���,/!  ' -i-*'.  .-��� ��  ��� : ��� i  ��  *-***  '   "*  -   .  -   I  *  ���*  .    \  ,:\  LVIE'S GL  OGILV1E   -  MILLING   -  G. M. Leishman, Victoria, Agent for British Columbia,/^  W. R'.-JACKSON, & CO4...  Commission Agents Deimonicb"'  Hotel, lay the market odds' On ;  all iirip.ortant events.   Starting"'  r>ripe    commissions   executed  Latest betting received by cabTer.v  ���-ii  Temple Building, Victoria,    ^ietropolitan Biiildiiig, Vaucbuver.  70 Bassinghall Sty, lJ6h'don.    : X  General Shipping;&Jnsufa;fic^  Commission Merchants.   Forwarders and Warehousemen.   liiiriiber - ....  Merchants and Tug Boat Agents. /Orders-'executed.-for every: descrip-'  tion of British and Foreign Merchandise.   Charters effected.      ��� "���:.������.-.  ,; .. .   ������  Goods and Merchandise of every description Insured .against loss by     ;���-.  Fire.   Marine risks covered.   ;������* ��������������� ������;..-��� .. ;   \  Life, Accident and Boiler Insurance in. the best offices.   Klondike      -:  Risks accepted.   Miners! Outfits insured.   -. ..  Loans   and   Mortgages. Negotiated.    Estates   Managed   and   Rents  Collected.   Debentures boughtaridsold. .���:..  .';  ..: L  Smm^m^^^^^^^^^' wi^an^HWMnpKBHnaBipHU  memmm  ���WMHPMBS  "W.'yil.'Jl ���*������'���  MUAiAJ.au    I'llili    nmwwm^nrw  '1  'I  Social Mistakes.  Perhaps the greatest of all social mistakes is to bo continually talking about  oneself. There is no word in all the  vocabulary of conversation so tedious to  others as that personal pronoun "I."  Though one o�� the smallest words in  use, there is none that takes up more  room in the everyday world. . "I" is a  bore. lb is better not to mention his  name of Cener than can be avoided. ��� Another social folly is "gush.'-' There is  an insincere ring about it. True, there  '. are ��� people who gush from sheer good  "' nature in wishing to give pleasure, yet  they should vp.iucmber that even amiable  exaggeration is like a coarse sugar plum,  agreeable at first, but leaving a doubtful taste in the mouth afterward. -  On the other hand, there is a certain  class of people in society who are equally foolish in going to the other extreme.,  they feign indifference about everybody  and everything, seldom expressing either  interest or admiration. They think it  "bad form" to show any pleasure in  life, and a sign of superiority to be incapable'of enthusiasm. A social folly  isto imagine that people aro always  looking at or thinking of you. Such  ideas are often the offsprings of conceit..  ' As a matter of fact, the - people very  often look at you without seeing or  thinking of you. They have other things  to think of. If we could only convince  ourselves that we are not always the'  pivot of our friends' and acquaintances'  thoughts, there would be fewer hurt  feelings and imaginary grievances.���  Spokane Spokesman-Review.  Visitors From Space.  Whatever be their origin, it would  seem that these solid bodies (meteorites)  are hurtling through space at velocities  which may be anything, between 10 and  40 miles a second. If they come near  enough to this earth to be attracted by  it, their course is changed, and presently they enter our atmosphere. The result is a sudden check to their speed,  owing to the intense resistance and friction engendered by contact with the air  ��� particles. ��� ���  What happens may be likened to the  sudden application of the wooden brake  block to the rapidly moving wheel of  .an'-express train. Heat is generated in  exchange for motion, and the trail of  sparks from the checked wheel is represented in the checked meteorite by a  luminous .trail.- We commonly call it a  shooting star, and if its mass be small  it is possibly altogether dissipated in  heat" and gas, or it may ultimately,  find its way to our earth as dust. Such  "meteoric dust" has been found on the  eternal snow of .mountains, where dust  of the ordinary type would be impossi-  bie. If, on the other 'hand, the mass of  matter be large, its surface only will  be affected by the sudden heat, generated, and it may.fall to the ground entire or possibly explode and be scattered.  in fragments over a wide area. ���-Chambers' Journal.  Tiie Blue Eel�� of Kentucky.  One of tho places in our neighborhood  which is shunned alike by saint and  sinner is the old spring near our town,  in Logan county, known as the Blue  hole. Though legendary, the story 1  shall relate of this spring, is true, for it  has been corroborated by the former  generation, by the older men of the  present century. According to this  story, when tho Shaker village at _ South  ) - Union was first established by a few  -/ venturesome though hardy pioneers, a  member of the sect was dispatched on  horseback to put the money in a safe in  the county capital.  When the treasure bearer reached the  spring, he rode his horse in to give it  water, but rider and animal were swallowed up, never to rise again.   It is said  THE NELSON ECONOMIST.  ii  that the'Shaker's friends used as much  as 500 feet of rope in an attempt to recover the body and coin, but never  struck bottom. I myself have heard old  men say they have tried to find the bottom of the spring by using hundreds of  feet of cord and a lead sinker, but without; success.  Gratitude In-Women.  ' Are feelings of. gratitude absent in  women? That clever gentleman"-'.who  does the Private Diary in The Gorn-  hill Magazine is notrquite satisfied upon  the subject. This is his way of putting  it: ���' As gratitude depends upon imagination, it may well be that women, having less imagination than men, ave less  grateful. The doctor told me 'intermittent heart' is a not uncommon female  ailment..-..'. To 'sugar the pill, however,  the diarist says:';'.''In defense of the ma-:  ligned sex I should like' to record a case  of gratitude in a woman that left me a  little mournful. - I had sent 'Charlotte a  book for her birthday last autumn, and  at breakfast today she said. 'Oh. thank  you'for that delightful book you sent  me!' 'Oh, 'I said, 'what was' it?1 'Dear  me, \ said Charlotte, ' I have quite tor-  gotten.' ;"->:;;;/-.' ;'y.;V . '.\   -.":.��� V7;V.  ; .   A   Novelty. In   Kell.s.  Herr Appunn of . Raima has invented  a belief a new shape, which is said to  have a very deep t one and to be as powerful as considerably'heavier bells, of  theform at present in vogue The shape  is peculiar, being hemispherical, while  the metal is uniform in thickness except near the ''sound bow"������-'������ (or the  thickened tip which the clapper strikes)  From the edge to some little distance  above the sound 'bow-the metal is very  thick, and then alters suddenly to the  uniform thickness which it has for the  rest of the bell.���Invention. '���"  The Art off Talkiufr  Back.  "I .hardly, know how to answer you, "  said she when the widower proposed.  "I   would   not   let   that worry  me,"  said he soothingly    "That is ���something,  a   woman   learns   perfectly   soon   after  marriage."���Cincinnati Enquirer.  Impossible.  Pruyn���-Why, aren't your wife's  gowns of the latest style?  Brobson���Of course not! That woman was never punctual in her life 1���  Brooklyn Lif-9,  Spanish S5.]U3g:2rts ���SLoc-tecI toy tiie  Irish.  The Century has an article on "The  Spanish Armada," written by William  Frederic Tilton. An introduction is furnished by Captain Alfred T. Mahan.  Mr. Tilton says:  The huge Venetian Trinidad Yalen-  cera, having sprung a desperate leak,  rah for the Irish coast, and scon found  herself off O'Dogherty's country, perhaps in Lough ��� Swilly. Part of the crew  swam ashore; others huddled into an  old leaky ship's boat. A native rowed  out toward them, and being promised a  bagful of ducats and jewels helped land  those in the leaky boat, while another  Irishman, bent on richer-spoil and heedless of the cries for help, rowed straight  for the wreck, which went down while  he was looting in the bold. No sooner  had the Spaniards got ashore than "wild  people," and even the queen's soldiers,  fell upon them, robbing them of their  "money, gold buttons, rapiers and apparel" and slaughtering numbers of  them in cold blood. But one of the  CVDonnells came to the rescue, had a  great fire built for some of the officers  and seemed to "pity their case, especially O'Donnell's wife. "  One of these officers tells how he was  lodged in tho cabin of a fellow who sold  ale and aqua vitao and was ruining it  in   a   stolen "red cloak with buttons of  gold.'"' In the night he robbed his guest  of 200 ducats, and the officer heard him  "beat out barrels' heads and fill them  with plate, money and jewels." The  Spaniards, having saved no provisions,  were forced to buy a few wretched  horses, "which they killed and did eat,  and. some small quantity of butter that  th.8 common iDeople brought also to sell.' '���  ELaa. No  Friends. .",;. ���'...".-  , Village .Cousin (showing his city  relative around the hamlet) ��� That  quiet,'harmless, looking man on the opposite side of the street is a mem ber of  the church and one of the most public  spirited, kind hearted and charitable  men in the whole community, and yet  he is the. hardest hated and most industriously despised person in the village.  City   Cousin���How   does   that- come  .about?..:-.-,,..".  ���" .- .   ,-���  Village/Cousin���Why, you see, he  has kept a diary continuously since  1871, conscientiously and /'-methodically''  jotting down from time to time ail the  important and unimportant happenings,  episodes and incidents in pur village  Hie, marriages, births, the state of the  weather, condition of the crops, what  So-and-so paid for such and such a house,  and so on and so forth, including the  gist.of everybody's -.political.-utterances.  And whenever the revered oldest inhabitant says', that'this''is. the coldest, hottest., wettest or driest season in ten  years, or a lady makes an assertion regarding her age, or some one declares  he paid a certain sum for his property,  or a local politician cries out that he  has always worked ' tor the success of  .some particular party and. never scratched his ticket, the man with the diary  pulls   out  his   little   book  and   calmly  califs tl.  en duty to do so.  an educated man, and he had every belief in its genuineness.  When Hawthorne's celebrated " Scarlet Letter" was being performed, a  young man wrote a very impressive letter to the management. "I entered the  theater last night," he said, "with a  very great sin in contemplation. I need  not go into details, but it will suffice to  say that the deed I had in my mind  would,have ruined a home in this city.,,  But when the play was over I saw only  too clearly how terrible are the consequences Of sin, and I thank God that I  canhow affirm that I have put it out of  .'my'..mind'forever. "���London  Standard.  'hem down, as if it was his bound-  Morala and the Stag-��.  Mr Albert Chevo l'ier, the famous  "coster" impersonator, was once the  recipient of a letter from a gentleman  who had heard him sing his famous  song, "My Old Dutch.'.' The correspondent wrote that when, he entered  the theater that night he had intended  to become divorced from his wife, owing to constant disagreements and troubles with her, but the song so affected  him that he resolved to do nothing of  the sort, but to make an effort toward a  newer and better life. Mr. Chevalier  stated that' the note evidently came from  Saluting the President.  Decidedly, this matter of the Spanish  war is improving our manners. I think  that once we have "grown used to hearing national airs every evening at the  theater and to standing while they are  playing, we shall keep up the custom,  war or no war, as we ought. I have observed, too, of late that when the presi ���  dent drives out 20 men lift their hats  to him where five performed that act of  courtesy three months ago. I have heard  so many foreigners complain of our  lack of deference to tho chief executive,  because we do not salute him when ho  appears. It is hard to mako them understand that our seeming indifference is  merely a way we have, and 1 hope it's  b way we aren't going to have much,  ionger.  Extreme  Caution.  "I caught myself just in time this  morning," exclaimed Mr Meekton. "I  came very near annoying Henrietta  quite severely. "  "By some remark?"  "No, I started to whistle 'The Girl I  Left Behind Me,' but stopped before she  could recognize  it "  "She dislikes the tune, then?"  "1 don't know that she dislikes the  tune. But I am sure Henrietta would  resent any insinuation that the girl was  not away in the lead, no matter what  the occasion   might   be  A  Sure Shana.  Mrs. Jenkyns���1 see Mrs. Hoetong is  going to have "King Lear" at her next  private theatricals.  Mrs.  Newrich (furious with  envy)���  is she, the affected thing? Do you know,  i-don't believe   he's a real   king  at all.  ���i-oDdon Fun.  QU^b, ^a&n&& cUlli    lUiiSdu   l^Ui^   sJfau��\c��io   am  Uiilbb    i  IlUiSfcjO.  Satisfaction Guaranteed,    Prices Reasonable.  OS. GRAY-, Nelsoi  IB       W.  CTar^wwxiK.'"'!- ��--* -f'-' "''ftrr��������  ��.rrij.  ������,.j*'-iK*i<"r��'W*  ���w^ffwu'r 'i.mt<r-*eww*-~-T*cm}n9*i^mnM*iv*x  iner  ive  ry  d  ���ee  4-  t  -s^��^^.-  Pack and saddle  horses  furnished  on shortest   notice.  Open day and night.  Telephone 67  KELLY  .TEEPER, props.  ;Lf.  ii'-;  ,-������'  1 V  ' f  ���;e  %  ���5H  a.  ii-  \\  ���1  !!  l!  ���J" "  i! :���  ���li  ii}"**  ��  M  hi  -���'������%  &  ���0  1 V.HV  !  Hi  ��' k\i  h  if!.-  ^ I**  12  TBE HEI^SCK tCGKeMIST  Li  MWMy^jfjw^Ji^-uitfVfaMriTjw ibM Miin ���ttjij n  y.M.u.ii n irrmrwiii'i.  i-iin    j i i,   i irrn  f  f -' -r hitiim"*i  ���ayTiryjpTy!H-L-i-ji^i.i  uwaMta  r  if  l-#  IS"  IVJfi  MB  1  ��� �� :  3?r  ft  "111:  3 If II  i-  Km  Liquors  "Wines  Cigars  Beer  Tobaccos  Carpets  Mattings  Dry Goods.  Boots and Shoes  Tents  Cigarettes  Cement  Rugs  Curtains  Flour and Feed  Drill Steel  Ore Bags  Plaster  Fire Clay  Teas  Etc.  Victoria, B. C,    Vancouver, B. C, and London, Eng.  ^^^m^^   NELSON, B.C.  *5,l=��s*��&aft9*sr/  I  Tinrm���--���"rTf '���^'*"~nr-t"Vmr^-T*-���tr-7--^~".-~'���**-r"*,���^���*lMT 7.-TtVfi>ri'.nWTnii'-fJfTrli--~1rfM    ' lt|-'J*'~,:'J-'- " -"��- ��--VL-v.��.;,-.~if^JL..i^-K-;-^,mjj^^^c��^m^n.iiiirjml.  til,  ft-  l  If  I. I   ��  f  n f.  w  I  It  !  ii'  1  ii*  ���IT .  ilf  ! I',:  ���I  THE   CELEBRATED  CO  o  UJ  LJL  Dodson's Scheme.  "I say, old man," said Dodson, as he  loaned his friend Blobson a nickel to  pay his car fare, "why don't you try my  scheme?"  "What scheme?" growled Blobson,  as he mentally tried to figure out how  much his wife had realized in her midnight raid.  '' Why a scheme to break your wife of  going through your jackets'when you  are asleep."  "I say, old man," cried Blobson eagerly, "if you have any scheme by which  I can break my wife of going through  me, for heaven's sake put me on to it,  and I am your friend for life!"  "Well, you see, I used to suffer from  this thing until I discovered mean's .by  which I broke my wife of the habit. I  gathered together all the counterfeit  money that I had accumulated in 20  years of business and filled my pockets  with it. The next morning I discovered  that it was gone. That, same day ray  wife went shopping and was arrested  for passing counterfeit money. It looked very black for her when they found  the rest of the stuff that she had, and  she was just ready to faint'when..I arrived on the scene. Of course I played  the indignant husband and threatened  to sue the whole outfit for damages.  But the scheme worked. Since then the  only thing my wife will accept is a  check  ineraf Water  Before buying a  OR  Refreshing Summer Beverages.  ale,  Celery  Sarsapa  iifa and  iron.    Ginger  w.  QjXX  Go to Painton's, the  ��� ���    8 * GLr  VICTORIA    VANCOUVER    NELSON  Corner Stanley and Silica Streets  RATES; $i per day and up.  Schooner Beer, 10 cents-  E. J.  Ciirrah, Proprietor.  UJ  o  CO  We do not guarantee to satisfy every taste  from a single "box of cigars, but \ve are sure we  can satisfy every taste for cigars from our  stock.  i * t**n ��i ti  Monitors and Torpedo XJoats.  A monitor is a peculiar battleship,  having a low freeboard, light draft and  flush deck and guns mounted in heavily armored revolving turrets placed on  tho deck. A monitor is a floating battery more than a ship and derives its  name from the first of the class ever  constructed, which battled with the  Confederate ironclad Merrimac in  Hampton Roads. The original Monitor  was described as resembling a great  cheesebox on a plank, but it did valuable service and revolutionized naval  warfare.  Torpedo boats are the racers among  the war vessels. They are swift, small  craft, designed to launch torpedoes near  large vessels. In order to do its work  proper:^ the tornedo boat must go close  to the object of its destructive designs,  and having placed the instrument of  destruction in position its next object  is to get away and out of the reach of  the enemy. A torpedo boat must be  small, and tne men who form its small  crew must be absolutely fearless.  A torpedo boat catcher is designed  expressly to catch or to destroy torpedo  boats. In order to be fitted for the work  the boats are larger than the torpedo  boats. They can make better time and  carry  heavier  armament  ���  ���  ���  &  (Incorporated 1869.)  CAPITAL PAID UP, $1,500,000.00     -      RESERVE, $1,175,000,00.  lice,  Halifax, Nova Scotia.  ^  4$.  Antigonish, N.S.  Bathurst, N.B.  Bridgewater, N.S.  Charlottetown, P.E.I.  Doreester, N.B.  Fredericton, N.B.  Guvaboro, N.S.  Halifax, N.S.  Kingston, N.B.  Londonderry, N.S.  BRANCHES:  Lunenburg, N.S.  Maitland, N.S.  Moncton, N.B.  Montreal, P.Q.  do      West End.  do       Westmount.  Nanaimo, B.C.  Nelson, B.C.  Newcastle, N.B.  Pictou, N.S.  Port Havvkesbury, N.S.  Rossland, B.C.  Sackville.N.B.  Shubenaeadie, N.S.  Summerside, P.E.L  Svdnev, N.S.  St. Johns, Nfld.  Truro, N.S.  Vancouver, B. C.  Victoria, B.C.  Weymouth, N.S.  Woodstock, N.B.  4>  A  General   Banking Business Transacted.     Sterling  Bills of Exchan  Sought and Sold.     Letters of Credit, Etc., Negotiated.  Accounts Received  on the  Most Favorable Terms.  <�����   Interest  allowed  on  special  deposits and  on Savings   Bank accounts.  BRANCHES IN BRITISH COLUMBIA  NANAIMO,  NELSON,  ROSSLAND,  M  .NGOUVE  ���  i  A Savings Bank Department has been estab- %  iished in connection with the Kelson "branch df~t  this "bank. f  Deposits of one dollar and Tip-wards received, %  and current rate of interest allowed (at present |  3 per cent per annum).  ���  GEORGE KYDD, Mgr. Nelson Branch.     <�����  J


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